In light of his troubling performance in the bubble, New Orleans point guard Lonzo Ball has been the subject of many trade rumors. After averaging 12.4 points, 7.0 assists, and 6.2 rebounds on 38.3% shots from beyond the arc in the regular season, the third-year guard averaged about 5.7 points, 7 , 0 assists and 5.3 rebounds on 19.2% three-point shots in Orlando.
According to numerous reports, Lonzo appeared “controlled” in the bubble and could be what caused his off-season release.
So, if they decide to trade him, where could he end up? The latest whispers are drawing a connection between him and the New York Knicks.
The Knicks have struggled to find a star in the franchise since they sold Carmelo Anthony in 2017. With RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson, they have two promising young pieces to develop – and with Lonzo, they can add another.
As premier ball carrier and above average defender, Ball would fit perfectly into manager Tom Thibodeau’s heavy defense system.
But do the Knicks have enough resources to catch him? Much remains to be seen, but the team will certainly benefit from his presence.