Which is according to Tracy McGrady.
The next-year stage guard – a No 2 choose in the 2017 draft – could reportedly be provided in a trade to land Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans.
Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Moments has documented that Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson proposed 5 different packages to Pelicans general supervisor Dell Demps this 7 days.
Turner claimed on Twitter that the Lakers are determined to wrap up a deal right before the February 7 trade deadline given the level of competition they will facial area from the Boston Celtics for Davis in the offseason.
One particular of Johnson’s provides is thought to include Lonzo, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Ivica Zubac and a No 1 draft choose.
But one more reporter from the very same outlet, Tania Ganguli, promises that Ball’s camp say he does not want New Orleans.
Ganguli promises Ball’s folks are worried about the abundance of options by now offered in the Pelicans’ back-court, even though it has been claimed the 21-year-aged would be considered as a starting off guard over Jrue Holiday getaway.
It is thought there is fascination from the Phoenix Suns but that his preference would be for the Lakers to discover a 3rd team like the Bulls or the Knicks as a landing spot in a three-team deal.
But McGrady suspects it is LaVar Ball who is powering his son’s clear preferred destinations.
McGrady explained to The Soar on ESPN: “This is not about basketball.
“This is almost everything about Large Baller Model. Which is what this is about.
“Chicago or the Knicks? Occur on, seriously? The two worst teams in the league?
“This is all about marketing the Large Baller Model and it is a smart go – if it comes about.”
Ball is averaging 9.9 details, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 helps across an ordinary of 30.3 minutes per game in the NBA this time.
He is at present sidelined with a grade three ankle sprain which he suffered just as he was starting to seriously flourish for the Lakers.
The Pelicans, on the other hand, appear eager to delay Davis’ exit till the summer time when the Boston Celtics can enter the equation to rival the Lakers.
They claimed in an official statement before this 7 days: “This previous weekend, Anthony Davis’ associates informed us that Anthony does not desire to sign a deal extension with our team and subsequently has requested a trade.
“Although we are unhappy in this choice, our organisation’s top precedence is to bring an NBA championship to our metropolis and lovers and develop our team for extended-phrase results.
“Relative to specific talks of a trade, we will do this on our timeline. One particular that make feeling for our team and it will not be dictated by all those outside the house of our organisation.
“We have also requested the League to strictly implement the tampering regulations linked with this transaction.”