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NBA Rumors: Knicks, Raptors, Mavericks, Clippers, And Magic Expressing Interest In Lonzo Ball

(via Pelican Debrief)

(via Pelican Debrief)

23-year-old Lonzo Ball isn't in line to become the next league MVP, but his two-way skillset still makes an incredible impact on the basketball floor.

The Pelicans guard, who is averaging a career-high 11.9 points per game this season, is drawing a lot of interest from around the league, with at least five teams being named as potential trade suitors...

A guy like Lonzo isn't going to be the main piece of any contending team, but he can help bolster any roster's capabilities on both ends of the floor.

For fringe playoff teams like the Knicks, Raptors, and Magic, his presence could help them make a push for the postseason. It would also give them another young talent to hopefully develop into something more.

For the Mavs and Clippers, Zo's value would come on the defensive end. As one of the NBA's best defensive guards, he could help them slow down big threats in the playoffs -- like Steph Curry and Damian Lillard.

Needless to say, Lonzo is generating a lot of interest around the league. Whether it's for his defense or playmaking abilities, he is expected to be among the most talked-about names on the trade market this season. It will be interesting to see where he lands.