LaVar Ball is back it at.
In an interview with Lithuania reporter Donatas Urbonas, the notorious basketball dad declared Lonzo Ball won't re-sign with the Lakers unless LA also signs his younger brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo, who are currently playing on Vytautas Prienai in the Lithuanian league.
“I want all my three boys to play for the Lakers. But if that does not happen. I’m telling you the story what’s gonna happen first. If they don’t take Gelo this year, I bring back Gelo here (Prienai) to play with Melo for two years. Lonzo will be on his third year and I want let every NBA team know that Lonzo is not going to re-sign with the Lakers but will go to any team that will take all of my three boys. That’s my plan.”
It isn't a very good plan.
For starters, LiAngelo isn't even considered even a longshot NBA prospect. LaVar's understanding of NBA free agency is also off. The Lakers hold a rookie scale team option on Lonzo in two years. Furthermore, they would be able to match any other team's offer when Lonzo becomes a restricted free agent in three years.
But the 23-32 Lakers have been 8-4 since Lonzo went down with a knee injury last month. So maybe they wouldn't mind cutting ties with the Ball show early ...
Here are all of LaVar's comments:
LaVar Ball on his big plan how he's going to bring Lonzo, Melo and Gelo to one NBA team: “Lonzo will be on his 3rd year and I want let every NBA team know, that Lonzo is not going to resign with the Lakers, but will go to any team, that will take all of my three boys.” pic.twitter.com/GErdXjraYU— Donatas Urbonas (@Urbodo) February 12, 2018