Ex-player believes LaMelo Ball is targeted for Lakers

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LeBron James hugs LaMelo Ball.

Since the Los Angeles Lakers signed LeBron James in 2018, they have sacrificed their future with a number of moves aimed at helping the team win now, including in exchange for Anthony Davis. Before LeBron joined the team, they tried to build through the draft. One of the players that was supposed to usher in a new era of Lakers basketball was Lonzo Ball.

He was a good NBA player but he never developed into the superstar the team was hoping he would and was traded as part of the Davis deal. While Ball is a good player, his younger brother LaMelo Ball could be even better. The guard for the Charlotte Hornets has been named an All-Star in just his second season. He has superstar potential written all over him.

However, the Hornets are one of the least successful franchises in NBA history. They never won a championship, a championship title or even a championship. Ball is a native of Southern California and his family business interests are well known. Hornets owner Michael Jordan will do whatever he can to ensure the guard stays in Charlotte for the long haul but former NBA player turned analyst Jay Williams believes Ball is destined to be a Laker.

“When I look at LaMelo Ball, I see nothing but purple and yellow,” Williams said on ESPN’s First . “It was written based on the way he dressed, the style that he applied to the games. It has to do with his whole social media picture, where he’s from and his dad has been very involved with the way things are arranged, even when Lonzo goes there for the first time. ”

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Does Ball still want to be the Laker after they track down his brother?

It’s no secret that the Ball family is very close. The patriarch of the family, LaVar Ball, has even stated that he wants all of his sons to play on the same team. The Lakers would be a top destination considering the family’s roots in Southern California. However, the team may have scorned the family by getting rid of Lonzo.

LaMelo is his own person and over time it became clear that each of the brothers went their separate ways. For example, Lonzo left Roc Nation Sports, representing LaMelo and LiAngelo, for Klutch Sports. What happened to Lonzo in Los Angeles did not affect LaMelo much. If he wanted to go back home to Los Angeles and play for the team he grew up watching, he would do it.

When does Ball qualify for the Lakers?

Without a commercial request from Ball, the Lakers can’t even think of signing him until his contract expires. He has a contract until 2024 but after that will be a restricted free agent. The NBA encourages players who sign rookie contracts to sign a second contract with the team that drafted the contract. If Ball decides to jump ship after his rookie contract expires, he will be left with a lot of money.

That said, he can make a lot of money by being one of the biggest names in one of the biggest markets. The future of the Lakers is now very uncertain as LeBron is getting older and Davis is constantly injured. Ball is just 20 years old and could be the future of the franchise. That has to be at least somewhat appealing to a kid from Southern California.

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