- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/27/1997 (22)
The Los Angeles Lakers agreed to trade guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram and swingman Josh Hart along with three first-round draft picks to the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday in exchange for superstar power forward/center Anthony Davis. The Pelicans did well to acquire Ball, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, as well as the No. 4 overall pick in the upcoming draft, and two more first-rounders. The Lakers will likely be glad to be rid of the baggage that is Lonzo's dad, LaVar Ball, but they are still losing a potential superstar in his own right if he develops as many expect. Ball spent a good chunk of the 2018-19 season on the injured list, but when he was healthy he was good for 9.9 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. He'll be one of the primary scoring options in New Orleans, and therefore his fantasy outlook for the new season is quite bright.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball (ankle) will miss the next four-to-six weeks with a Grade left ankle sprain. Ball rolled his ankle Saturday night against the Houston Rockets and had to be carried off the court after being in visible pain. The second-year guard will now miss upwards of a month of play time with the injury. Rajon Rondo (hand) will be the biggest beneficiary moving forward, but he is doubtful to play for Monday night. Brandon Ingram figures to slide to point guard until Rondo returns to the lineup.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball (ankle) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Saturday after turning his left ankle. He likely will not return to the game as he headed to the Toyota Center x-ray room in a wheelchair. Josh Hart will likely see increased playing time in the backcourt with Brandon Ingram taking over the role as the primary ball-handler and playmaker.