Shaquille O’Neal Talks Kristaps Porzingis Trade Rumors, Lonzo Ball and Lakers

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Basketball Hall of Fame member Shaquille O’Neal believes a New York Knicks should make Kristaps Porzingis a face of a authorization rather than understanding him divided amid new trade speculation.

TMZ Sports upheld along comments Shaq done Tuesday during an American Express Teamed Up eventuality in New York City as a Porzingis rumors were heating up.

“Keep Porzingis and trade everybody else around him,” O’Neal said. “Try to build around him. This kid’s got a good future.”

On Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of The Vertical reported Knicks boss Phil Jackson “isn’t statute out” a thought of trade a Latvian energy forward. Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog remarkable a Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs have all reached out to New York with interest.

However, Chris Mannix of The Vertical pronounced there was “skepticism” about a chances of a understanding due to a Knicks’ “extremely high” cost tag.

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Meanwhile, Shaq also told TMZ Sports a Lakers would be in good hands if they name UCLA indicate ensure Lonzo Ball with a second altogether collect in Thursday’s draft.

“He’s a good player,” a 15-time NBA All-Star and stream TNT researcher said. “He creates his teammates better.”

He done a publicity notwithstanding formerly holding a shot during Lonzo’s father, LaVar Ball, on amicable media for fixation a $495 cost tab on a tip prospect’s initial signature shoe by a Big Baller Brand:

The Lakers are in a marketplace for a indicate ensure in a breeze after reportedly trading D’Angelo Russell to a Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, per Wojnarowski. It creates Ball or Kentucky reflection De’Aaron Fox a expected choice, presumption Washington’s Markelle Fultz goes initial to a Sixers.

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