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Sport NBA: Ball-Bond in Nola possible - several teams interested

10:45  18 may  2021
10:45  18 may  2021 Source:   spox.com

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The NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, has shown interest in branching out outside of North America, with Europe potentially being the home of several teams . However, an expansion seems unlikely at the moment but there is always the possibility of teams adopting a new home for their team . Yet, the Pelicans remain the most dubious financial situation in all of the NBA —even over Sacramento. New Orleans already has a history of relocating (as mentioned before, the NOLA Jazz moved to Utah) and with the financial issues, the lack of fan support at games and a questionable future, it’d be hard to

After the end of the regular season, the focus for Lonzo Ball changes to the offseason. The Guard of the New Orleans Pelicans becomes Restricted Free Agent, but he now stressed to introduce a whereabouts at the Pels. But several teams should be interested in 23-year-olds.

Lonzo Ball kann sich einen Verbleib bei den New Orleans Pelicans offenbar gut vorstellen. © Provided by SPOX Lonzo Ball can obey the remain with the New Orleans Pelicans.

"That's a conversation that is standing between my agent and me soon," said ball in a media round on Monday about the upcoming decisions in the offseason. But he stressed at the same time: "Of course, I would love to return. I've built a relationship with my coaches and teammates. I definitely did not mind again [to New Orleans]."

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The count starts when the offensive team is in control of the ball in the frontcourt. Any defensive player, who is positioned in the 16-foot lane or the area extending 4 feet past the lane endline, must be actively guarding an opponent within three seconds. Actively guarding means being within arm’s length of an offensive If a violation is whistled during a successful field goal attempt, the violation shall be ignored and play shall resume as after any successful basket. Section VIII—Eight-Second Rule. A team shall not be in continuous possession of a ball which is in its backcourt for more than 8 consecutive seconds.

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in the season 2020/21, Ball has earned $ 11 million in the last year of his rookie contract $ 11 million. In the summer he is now restricted free agent, so he can negotiate a new contract with a new team, but the Pelicans have the right to match them. In this case, Lonzo has to stay in New Orleans.

At the same time, the Pels in cooperation with the management of the 23-year-old, ball is represented by Klutch Sports, negotiating a sign-and-trade team with a rival team. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN , the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls should be interested. Similar rumors already circulate, Chicago has apparently already led to the Trade Deadline "Serious" talks with the Pels over a Lonzo Trade.

The No.2-Pick of 2017 will probably expect a strong payday in the offseason. In the past season, he put on average 14.6 points and 5.7 assists at 41.4 percent from the field and 37.8 percent of downtown. Although the Pelicans have missed the playoffs as Elfplacing (31-41), yet Pels-Star Zion Williamson spoke for a whereabouts of the Guard.

"That would be cool," said the Youngster addressed the possibility that ball extended. "Brandon Ingram, ZO and I, we three have a very good relationship. I really want ZO back. He knows that too. But reality is that he is an adult man, so he will make the decision for It's the best. I can only say that I hope he stays. "

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