New Orleans creates salary cap space for August that allows them to either match an offer sheet on Lonzo Ball, or have the cap space to pursue a significant free agent point guard, including Kyle Lowry and others. Pels liked Valanciunas as floor spacer at center over Adams, too. https://t.co/3YRyBTEg1S
"I think in a perfect world for both Lonzo Ball and the Chicago Bulls, they end up together."
- via @wojespn
Lavar ball waking up michael Jordan in his mansion at 3 am telling him to trade for lonzo so all 3 ball brothers are in Charlotte https://t.co/pWVFqUzIdU
Pelicans could have up to $36M in room but at the cost of Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart.
Room goes down to $25M if they let Ball walk and bring back Hart. https://t.co/mI5KRInrb9
Coby White, Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter
October 2021 (hopefully):
DeJounte Murray, Zach LaVine, Lonzo Ball, Patrick Williams, Nikola Vucevic
New Orleans est sur plusieurs pistes depuis des semaines, ça a parlé en rigolant de Kyle Lowry mais apparemment il pourrait demander 25 à 30 millions la saison et les Pelicans rentreraient dans ce range, en attendant de voir ce qu’ils vont faire de la Free Agency de Lonzo Ball.
Signing Lonzo and a guy like Duncan Robinson or Tim Hardaway Jr is much more preferable to me than blowing all the room on Kyle Lowry. Especially if you stay above the cap and create the $18.1M trade exception. That way you keep your NT-MLE
Lonzo at 20 MIL > Lowry at 30 or 35 Mil
That’s just a fact
nigga was averaging 27 on fucking 65% TS sharing the court with bledsoe and adams, and lonzo inconsistent ass too https://t.co/Vqp6dxrIYw
The Pelicans are looking to free up salary space to either keep Lonzo Ball or sign another point guard this postseason 🤔 https://t.co/SG5ktUrUMr
Lonzo staying in New Orleans just became a lot more likely after the Pelicans cleared out mid-term commitments to Bledsoe, Adams.
My gut reaction is New Orleans won this trade.
They got off of Adams’ and Bledsoe’s huge contracts, received a better center on a cheaper deal in Valanciunas, and only had to move back 7 picks in the first round.
AND the Pels can match a Lonzo offer sheet now. Great value.
Pels should resign lonzo and use the extra cap space to add a guy like Duncan or THJ instead of mortgaging there cap for Lowry IMO.
lord i pray Lonzo gone i cant deal with his stans no more brah lmao i just cant do it
Terrible defensively and still does not address shooting
Lonzo and Hart bring space, and D and versatility
The right move is re-sign both and whatever space you have left go get one shooter (Robinson, etc)
This deal could mean the Pelicans cleared space to go after Lowry.
It could also mean they cleared bad deals to make it more palatable to ownership in retaining their own free agents (Lonzo).
Lonzo to Chicago hinges entirely on the answer to this question.
Let’s say Lonzo Ball wants 22 million per year over the next 5 years. Let’s say Kyle Lowry wants 28 million per year over 3. Which player are you paying?
I doubt it, feel like the thunder like what they have in Theo, and if they plan on waiting until the deadline to trade Kemba the it wouldn’t make sense for the thunder to sign Lonzo for 15-20 million to either put him or Kemba on the bench imo
The Pelicans are trading Lonzo Ball in a sign and trade to the Chicago Bulls for Lauri Markannen, a 2021 2nd round pick and a 2022 2nd round pick
Thats false. Especially if they were also able to get a starter like Lonzo and he could have the role he would thrive in as a 6 man off the bench.
i’m fw lonzo and duncan robinson and letting naw be the 6 man of the year
I feel like Lonzo is their backup option if they don't land Lowry. I still don't see Lowry going to the pels.
My dream team for OKC is Shai, Lonzo (free agency), Dort, John Collins (free agency), Mobley. With Poku, Maledon, and Ty Jerome off the bench