His time as a Los Angeles Laker has ended.
Chino Hills High graduate Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall pick by Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft, was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans last Saturday in a deal that will bring six-time All-Star and three-time All-NBA first team honoree Anthony Davis to Los Angeles.
The Lakers sent Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, this year’s No. 4 overall pick, and two future first-round picks to the Pelicans in exchange for Davis, a 26-year-old 6-foot-10 forward. The trade could become official July 6.
The Pelicans, who drafted Duke standout Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick at Thursday’s NBA Dratt and traded the No. 4 pick to Atlanta prior to the draft, have made the postseason twice in the past eight seasons. The Lakers haven’t reached the postseason in each of the last six seasons.
Ball played 99 games during his two seasons in Los Angeles, averaging 10 points, 6.4 assists and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 46.1 percent from the floor and 43.7 percent from the free throw line. Both of his seasons with the Lakers ended early from injuries.