Although the commerce deadline has come and gone, Lonzo Ball and the New Orleans Pelicans can’t keep out of the rumors.
The newest one got here from Andrew Bogut’s podcast, because the Aussie made a daring assertion a few deal that he claims virtually went down earlier than the deadline.
Bogut had this to say about Lonzo Ball on his Rogue Bogues podcast:
“I’ve it on good authority that that they had a suggestion really for Lonzo Ball and I believe a throw-in, a decide, for Oubre and the Warriors turned it down funnily sufficient, however I believed that was a reasonably whole lot to shed some wage and get a decide again.”
My first response was, “HUH?”
So I do not know who Bogut’s supply is, whether or not this has any validity or if he bought any of the small print proper, but when that is true, the Warriors have to have their heads checked, as they handed up what might have been a killer deal for them.
Right here’s why I don’t consider this really occurred.
New Orleans Pelicans: Why would the Warriors flip down a deal for Lonzo Ball?
So on this alleged supply, the New Orleans Pelicans will not be solely giving up Lonzo Ball but in addition a decide? Come once more?
Kelly Oubre Jr. is a pleasant participant however Lonzo Ball is healthier, has the next ceiling and would really be a greater match on the Warriors now and sooner or later. Not solely that, however the Pels had been providing up a draft decide on prime of it? No method this occurred, sorry.
You then consider that Lonzo Ball is a restricted free agent after this season and Oubre is unrestricted and you’ve got the makings of a conspiracy that I simply don’t consider.
The Warriors are one of many smartest groups within the NBA, so there is no such thing as a likelihood they turned down an opportunity to get a greater participant, a draft decide AND Fowl Rights simply so they might maintain onto Kelly Oubre Jr.
In that case, then somebody must have an intervention, as they’re clearly not pondering clearly.
This looks as if a case of Bogut speaking with out understanding the entire particulars, as I simply can’t see the Warriors turning down this deal, particularly after they have already got some regrets on passing on LaMelo Ball within the draft.
Possibly they only don’t like Lonzo Ball for some cause, however this one looks as if a bunch of Aussie created smoke with no hearth.