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New Orleans Pelicans had a disappointing end to their season as they could not secure a place in the play-in tournament and fight for a playoff spot.

After the end of this season, Lonzo Ball is going to be a free agent, and according to his latest statement, he would not mind a return to the Pelicans.

The Pelicans will be able to match any offer for Ball as he is expected to be a restricted free agent. The promising guard averaged a career-high 14.6 points while adding 4.8 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game.

Several teams are expected to show interest in Ball after his stellar season in New Orleans. The Knicks are reportedly interested in signing the promising guard.