Lakers Are Searching For Pathways To Re-Acquire Lonzo Ball, Per Marc Stein

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Lakers Are Searching For Pathways To Re-Acquire Lonzo Ball, Per Marc Stein


After more than twenty years of covering the NBA for ESPN and The New York Times, NBA Insider Marc Stein started a business for himself, and is launching a newsletter at Substack.

In his newest newsletter, Stein, among other things, talks about the Los Angeles Lakers and their vacant point guard position. While also discussing Ben Simmons, Stein said that the Lakers are ‘searching for pathways to re-acquire Lonzo Ball’.


To be clear: I don’t see Lakerland as a good landing spot for Simmons even if they had the means to make it happen. Although Simmons and the Sixers both badly need a fresh start because of all the swirling angst from this season’s unhappy ending and years of frustration building up to it, asking Simmons try to rebuild his game and self-confidence in the league’s most withering spotlight seems particularly unwise.

Yet it’s worth noting that inevitable rumbles of Lakers interest would not merely emanate from Simmons’ status as a Paul client like LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Word is that the Lakers, on top of their well-chronicled need for more shooting, covet one more difference-making playmaker who would allow James and Davis to spend more time at power forward and center.

Expect to eventually hear of them searching for potential pathways, however obstacle-strewn they would be, to reacquiring restricted free agent-to-be Lonzo Ball for that reason.


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