Throughout his first couple of years in the association, Lonzo Ball has been one of the most underrated players. Despite struggling with his shooting, being able to get players involved and stack-up rebounds has been his strength.
Following the trade that ended up with Lonzo with the Pelicans, turns out only two seasons in New Orleans will be enough for him to leave.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported 'Zo' will become a restricted free agent next summer.
There will be no agreement on a rookie extension for Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, @KlutchSports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. Ball will become a restricted free agent next summer. Both sides remain positive about the ability to move forward together, Paul tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 21, 2020
The No. 2 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Ball was traded to New Orleans in 2019 as a part of a deal that sent Anthony Davis to the Lakers. Ball was dealt alongside Josh Hart, Brandon Ingram and draft picks just days before the Pelicans selected Duke forward Zion Williamson with the No. 1 overall pick.
Throughout his first three years in the league, 'Zo' has career averages of 10.7 points per game, along with 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
Back during the NBA 'hiatus', Ball decided to take a major step in his career and joined the Klutch Sports family.