Not long for Lonzo: Ball reportedly sent to Chicago in sign and trade


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 25: Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans stands on the court in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on February 25, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

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The Pelicans answered the question as to whether they would retain the services of restricted free agent Lonzo Ball.

Ball was reportedly sent to Chicago, as part of a sign and trade.

Monday evening, the Pelicans agreed to a sign and trade with Charlotte. New Orleans gets guard

Devonte Graham from Charlotte for a lottery protected first round pick. Graham’s deal reportedly

worth $47 million over four years.

Ironically, Ball and Graham have almost identical numbers. Last season, Ball averaged 14.6 points

per game, and 5.7 assists. Graham averaged 14.8 points per game, and 5.4 assists.

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