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Phoenix Suns Reportedly Have "Interest" In Lonzo Ball Trade

A closeup of Lonzo Ball in his yellow Los Angeles Lakers uniform.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks on during the first half of a game against the Charlotte Hornets at Staples Center on January 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly working with the New Orleans Pelicans on a deal to land Anthony Davis. Rumors of a potential Davis trade grew louder after his agent, Rich Paul, announced Davis wants out of New Orleans.

In the wake of Paul's announcement, Magic Johnson and the Lakers brass reportedly had conversations with the Pelicans about a potential trade. Former No. 2 pick and Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is one of the key pieces in the potential package deal headed to New Orleans, but several reports have suggested Ball doesn't want to play for the Pelicans.

According to a recent report from Lakers insider Tania Ganguli, Ball has no interest in playing for New Orleans, but is interested in possibly playing for the Phoenix Suns.

Earlier this week, Ganguli reported that Ball was interested in playing for the Chicago Bulls or New York Knicks. It appears Ball - or his father, LaVar - are working to affect a Lakers trade behind the scenes.

By saying he doesn't want to play for the Pelicans, Ball is attempting to force the Lakers' hand in a potential package deal. Will it work?

Well, he really doesn't have any say in where he goes, so no.

The former UCLA star is averaging 9.9 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds a game for the Lakers this season.