Lonzo Ball Rumors

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Lonzo Ball
Position: G
Born: 10/27/97
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $8,719,320
In hopes of righting the ship for Ball, head coach Alvin Gentry had a private conversation with his starting point guard prior to the team’s game on Monday against the Grizzlies. ESPN’s Doris Burke revealed the meeting between coach and point guard after Ball opened Monday’s game with a three-pointer. “(Ball) had a bit of a struggle since arriving down here at Disney, so it’s good to see him get off to a good start. In fact, Alvin Gentry was concerned enough that they had a private conversation saying ‘Hey, you need to get your confidence back to where it was just prior to the hiatus.’”
In hopes of righting the ship for Ball, head coach Alvin Gentry had a private conversation with his starting point guard prior to the team’s game on Monday against the Grizzlies. ESPN’s Doris Burke revealed the meeting between coach and point guard after Ball opened Monday’s game with a three-pointer. “(Ball) had a bit of a struggle since arriving down here at Disney, so it’s good to see him get off to a good start. In fact, Alvin Gentry was concerned enough that they had a private conversation saying ‘Hey, you need to get your confidence back to where it was just prior to the hiatus.’”
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Zion’s teammates, however, were thrilled to have him back. “When someone is away, when they come back, it’s always refreshing to see their face, to get energy from them,” said Josh Hart. “We’re looking forward to him getting out there tomorrow or Thursday or [whenever] it is. But it’s always good to see someone, knowing that they battled with some off the court stuff, to see them coming back, smiling and being professional.” Added Lonzo Ball, “We’re happy to have him back. Obviously, he puts our team at full strength. We’re a lot better with him than we are without him, we know that, so having him back to start the games back up is great for us.”
Sources inside the Pelicans’ front office maintain that they view Ingram as a critical building block going forward. Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin told reporters on June 30 that he believes Ingram and Lonzo Ball, who is extension-eligible after the season, both want to continue in New Orleans.
Storyline: Brandon Ingram Free Agency
Instead, the draft lottery and the ensuing draft are both set for the fall. Plans have changed on the fly, but that hasn’t stopped Lonzo from giving LaMelo more advice on how to handle the changes. Lonzo shared what he’s told his brother when talking to the media on Monday. “I just told him to stay in the gym. I know he’s in Detroit working with (Jermaine Jackson) right now. As long as he gets his work in, regardless of what happens, the draft is going to be in October, I believe, so he should be ready by then. Then, whatever happens for next year, he should be good. I told him to stay in the gym and don’t worry about everything going on. “Thankfully, our family is healthy so that’s cool. He’s just doing his thing in Detroit right now.”
The Pelicans tweeted out a photo of on July 2 of Williamson, masked up and looking extremely muscular even by his high standards. The internet reacted accordingly, going wild about his physique. But the internet wasn’t the only one impressed by Williamson. Lonzo Ball talked about his rookie teammate during his media availability on Monday. “He looks amazing. He looks fully healthy. He looks even stronger than he was before, if that’s even possible. But I was happy to see him, happy to see he’s in shape and look forward to playing with him.”
Ball said his favorite track on the album was “Trials and Tribulations” while the most meaningful song to him was “Man in the Mirror.” The latter song Ball said was written about his mother and daughter. He also revealed that the album had been completed multiple years ago but a series of hoops had to be jumped through before it could be released. “This album was actually done in like 2018. We just now putting it out. It took a long time getting it cleared.”
Ball’s new album will include features from Enzo and Lance Stephenson, both artists (or teammates) he’s worked with in the past, as well as manager and friend Darren Moore and brother LiAngelo Ball. A handful of songs on the 17-track playlist have been released as singles. Lonzo and LiAngelo released “Tick Tock” last week while “Swerve” with Stephenson was released last year during their time together as teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers. Lonzo also released “Vibes” with Enzo last year.
After Lonzo Ball teased a new song on Instagram earlier in the week, he and brother LiAngelo released a new song on Friday titled Tick Tock. Both LiAngelo and Lonzo have verses on the song, a difference from the last song involving LiAngelo and Lonzo titled “Don’t Shoot Me.” LiAngelo, who uses the name Doughboy G as his rap persona, took the first verse before Lonzo followed up with his own. It’s the first song Lonzo has had a verse on in nearly a year when he paired with Kenneth Paige for a music video. Also interestingly, the song is available on TIDAL which could be part of the family’s new deal with Roc Nation Sports and Jay-Z.
On Complex’s Load Management podcast, The Athletic’s Shams Charania was asked about whether the Pelicans intend to pay both Brandon Ingram and Ball. Ingram is set to enter restricted free agency this off-season. “I do think Lonzo Ball’s going be in extension talks this summer. As far as Brandon Ingram, he’s positioned himself as a maximum contract player. I don’t expect that those conversations are going to go that extensive.”
LiAngelo’s line is actually a fairly powerful one with some notable lines. “Cops picking us off one by one, this (expletive) cruelty, How we supposed to stay calm when they treat us like target practice.” Lonzo doesn’t have a line in the song but appears to have been involved in the process and certainly has a part in spreading the song to his large platorm.
Roc Nation Sports has signed a large class of highly regarded NBA draft prospects, including point guard LaMelo Ball, a projected top-five pick. The agency recently signed Ball’s brother, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, away from CAA Sports. Roc Nation NBA agent Raymond Brothers is representing both of the Ball brothers. LaMelo Ball, who played last season in Australia on the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League, is ranked No. 3 overall by website nbadraft.net. Brothers is also representing No. 12-ranked Memphis forward Precious Achiuwa.
For now, the young star’s sights are set firmly on the short term, namely the 2020 NBA Draft on June 25. While coronavirus has put a big question mark over how the Draft will play out, LaMelo says he’s not picky about where he ends up. “It’s the NBA so I will play for any team. To play with Lonzo would be real cool. We talked about that growing up so it’ll be a dream come true.”
Complex Sports: “Look what happened to Kuzma (this year). They thought I was crazy when I was telling them Lonzo made Kuzma.” Face with tears of joy Lavar says without Lonzo, Zion wouldn’t have the buzz.

Storyline: LaVar Ball Quotes
Are Rose’s Knicks interested in Lonzo Ball? What would it take to pry him from the Pelicans? — Matthew Lau. The Knicks would have more interest in LaMelo, who probably will be a top-three pick in the upcoming draft despite playing Down Under. The Knicks seek a scoring point guard in the draft and the 6-foot-7 LaMelo has the most upside despite a shaky delivery on his perimeter jump shot. Lonzo Ball also had struggled with technique but rebuilt his shot and is on the rise.
In an interview, LaVar Ball has claimed that his sons will all end up playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Lonzo, the oldest, was selected in the 2017 Draft by LA but later traded to New Orleans for Anthony Davis; LaMelo is a projected lottery pick for the upcoming draft; LiAngelo, however, has still to make his debut in the NBA G League after signing for the Oklahoma City Blue.
“They just have this connection,” Holiday said. “It’s kind of like a quarterback and receiver. It’s like, where he throws it, I’m not saying Zion can’t jump out the gym, but he places in the right place, Zo does. I love to see it.” The connections aren’t an accident. Ball said the duo first started practicing the full-court lobs when the entire team was scrimmaging just before training camp opened in September. But he didn’t exactly tell Williamson the passes were coming. “I knew I could throw it,” Ball said, “I just wanted to see if he could catch it.” How’s that worked out? “I don’t think he’s missed one yet.”
It’s the most fun he has had in the NBA, perhaps in part because it’s the healthiest he’s been in his three NBA seasons. “It’s the most freedom I’ve had,” Ball told ESPN last month. “Just trying to do what I can, I’m out there 35 to 40 minutes a night now.” Ball struggled to start the season while nursing an ankle sprain that prevented him from having any summer workouts, and then missed six games in November with a strained adductor. Griffin said that in mid-December, Ball started changing his routine in the weight room and started to lift more on game days. It made him feel more explosive, Griffin said. In his last five games before the league’s suspension, Ball took it to another level, averaging 20.8 points, 7.8 assists, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 steals while pushing his shooting averages to 53.5% and 51.2% from 3-point range.
Jermaine Jackson confirmed that Lonzo, LaMelo and LiAngelo Ball are all preparing to sign with JAY-Z‘s Roc Nation Sports for representation. The sports management division will negotiate marketing opportunities for the brothers, including LaMelo’s sneaker contract which is still in negotiation. Speaking to ESPN, Jackson, who is LaMelo’s manager, referred to the news as a “family decision.” He said, “This is now an extended family. They put together a beautiful game plan with Jay-Z. The basketball game is about to change. They are going to create something totally new.”
Storyline: Agent Changes
LaMelo, Lonzo and LiAngelo Ball are planning to sign with Roc Nation Sports, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. “This was a family decision,” Jermaine Jackson, LaMelo Ball’s agent, told ESPN. “This is now an extended family. They put together a beautiful game plan with Jay-Z. The basketball game is about to change. They are going to create something totally new.” Roc Nation Sports is a branch of Jay-Z’s music management company, which he started in 2013. The company represents multiple sports and top NBA players like Kyrie Irving and Markelle Fultz.