New Orleans Pelicans: Lonzo, Zion, Adams and what do expect vs. Dallas

Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 04: Malcolm Brogdon #7 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball over Lonzo Ball #2 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Pelicans: Will Lonzo Ball be traded?

When the Pelicans and Lonzo Ball were unable to come to an agreement on an extension this offseason, we knew it would only be a matter of time before the trade rumors started.

This has been sped up by the fact that Lonzo has very, errr, ummm , “passionate” fans who never stop talking about how everyone in New Orleans is doing Lonzo wrong.

Part of it is that Lonzo has not had a great start to the season. He’s not shooting well and his role has been changed. It hasn’t helped that his younger brother LaMelo has looked like a superstar as a rookie.

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Lonzo added some fuel to the fire by saying that he feels more like a “shooting guard’ after the most recent loss, which sent his fans into a tailspin.

This doesn’t have to end in a trade but it is starting to look like it might, especially after the Pelicans drafted a point guard and got off to a slow start.

No one is trying to make Lonzo Ball the scapegoat but it’s fair to ask if he fits on a team with two ball-dominant players (Zion and Brandon Ingram) who have already been rightfully identified as the cornerstones of the team.

Hopefully, Lonzo Ball will come out and have a great game against Dallas and put all of this to rest, but if he continues to play poorly, the trade rumors are going to fly.