Lonzo Ball is now at the center of discussion with the Lakers. Los Angeles has made a series of moves over the last 24 hours or so that might be signaling that their young point guard is available to be had in a trade.
This evening, the Lakers agreed to terms on a deal with veteran point guard Rajon Rondo. He's reportedly signing a one-year contract worth $9 million.
Does this mean that Lonzo is on his way out of Los Angeles? Of course not.
But, Ball is a player that teams would covet in a trade. And, you know, the Lakers are still discussing a potential Kawhi Leonard trade with the Spurs.
There are some who question Gregg Popovich's willingness to possibly put up with the Ball family, but few franchises are sturdier than San Antonio's.
FOX Sports NBA insider Chris Broussard wonders if Ball could be on his way out.
"Rondo clearly doesn’t fit with LeBron but Lakers look to be building toward another move. Could Lonzo be in need of a suitcase?" he tweeted.
LeBron, though, reportedly told the Lakers that he enjoys Ball's game and is looking forward to playing with him.
This much is clear: No one, outside of LeBron James, is 100 percent safe with the Lakers moving forward. And that's probably exactly how Los Angeles should be operating.