Lonzo Ball and the Phoenix Suns are once again being mentioned in the same breath.
On Monday, Anthony Davis made it clear to the Pelicans that he wanted to be traded away, and the Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly his preferred destination.
But with less than two weeks before the Feb. 7 trade deadline, several dominoes need to fall for the New Orleans All-Star center to join LeBron James in Los Angeles.
Rich Paul, who represents both James and Davis, will need to work some magic here and help pay a $50,000 fine he helped Davis incur Tuesday for making his trade demands public.
To make the deal work, the Lakers will likely need to unload some of their young talent, like Lonzo Ball — and likely get a third team involved to pull off this deal.
The Suns need a point guard. Ball reportedly would like to play for a team that needs one. Ball is averaging 9.9 points with 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game, but he’s also out right now for four to six weeks because of an injury to his left ankle.