Lakers Rumors: Lonzo Ball Willing To Take Discount On Next Contract To Help Team

Lonzo Ball just finished his first career season with the Los Angeles Lakers, but his father, LaVar, is already talking about his next contract.

According to HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy, LaVar said that Lonzo will take less money on his next contract in order to help the Lakers "surround" him with talent.

Ball still has at least three more years on his rookie contract, so any negotiations on an extension is still a ways off. A max extension would pay him roughly $150 million over five years.

The Lakers cleared enough cap space at the trade deadline to sign two players to max contracts this offseason and are hoping to land both George and LeBron James. Those potential contracts, plus the possible future contracts of Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma, will also leave Los Angeles with limited cap space.

Ball averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.9 rebounds per game this past season.

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