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.
LaVar Ball reiterated that Lonzo Ball is willing to take less money on his next NBA contract so the Lakers can continue surrounding him with talent. He said the same goes for Gelo/LaMelo, if they join Lakers. He’s confident they’ll make enough off the court to sign at a discount.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) May 23, 2018
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.Back to the Los Angeles Lakers Newsfeed