The Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball might get traded to the San Antonio Spurs this summer. The Spurs tanked to sign a better player through the lottery system, and guess what, they landed Victor Wembanyama probably the best they could. Now, they have two options: they can either tank again and hope for their luck to do wonders or they can build a decent roster around the generational talent. They are possibly going to do the latter.
The 22-year-old LaMelo played 36 games for the Hornets last season and averaged 23.3 points, 8.4 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. His stats are impressive enough for any big team to have a desire to land him, but the Spurs have assets. Will they sign him? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Charlotte Hornets and the San Antonio Spurs involving LaMelo Ball.
The Spurs might sign LaMelo Ball this offseason
What would the Spurs offer for LaMelo Ball?
The Spurs are expected to offer Doug McDermott, Devonte’ Graham, Reggie Bullock, Zach Collins, and a first-round pick from the years 2024,2025,2027 and 2028 in exchange for the Hornets’ #1. He is already a star, and even though the Hornets have extended him, there are speculations that he might force his way out.
Baron Davis on LaMelo Ball:
“He’s damn near 6’9 now, I stood next to him…He has no celling, we don’t know what his ceiling is. He has an intangible that only the greats are given.”
— Jaden (@WashedJaden) September 13, 2023
Why would the Hornets trade-off LaMelo Ball?
The Hornets do not want to trade their star youngster, but he might want to leave, and that is why this trade is likely to happen. The Hornets are getting four players and four draft picks in return, and no matter how much it stings to part ways with the 22-year-old, they will be content with the deal.
Lamelo Ball is the Ozil, De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Modric and Messi Of basketball ball pic.twitter.com/pWDBri0kak
— Kobi (@UTDKobi) September 12, 2023
Why would the Spurs like to sign LaMelo Ball?
The Spurs have just landed a generational talent, and they would like to contend with a roster built around their player. This deal gives them one of the best youngsters available in the market. They can not trade him now, so will they be willing to wait for the deadline?
Will the Spurs be the dark horse this season with Victor on their roster? How will LaMelo and Victor perform together? We’ll keep you updated.