Lonzo Ball
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Lonzo Ball seems to be considered a tradable piece for the New Orleans Pelicans according to the latest reports. The Knicks may be among the teams that are willing to acquire the four-year NBA guard.

However, the Knicks had also shown interest in Ball the past offseason, according to SNY’s Ian Begley. During the offseason, the New York franchise hoped to upgrade the point guard position with the UCLA alumni.

“Entering the 2020 offseason, there had been support in some corners of Madison Square Garden for a trade to acquire Ball. But that support wasn’t strong enough for New York to complete a trade,” Begley reported.

The Knicks are 8-11 in the Eastern Conference and trading for a player bound to be a restricted free agent does not make sense for now.

At the top of that, Ball has struggled this season averaging just 4.7 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 31.8 minutes. He shoots just over 30 percent from three-point range and scores 10.8 points per contest.