Lakers ink rookie Ball to four-year deal

first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Lakers new team president Magic Johnson described the 19-year-old Ball as the “new face of the franchise” at a news conference last month.READ: Family affair: Lakers grab Lonzo Ball with 2nd overall pickFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Lakers are in desperate need of offensive help as they finished with the second worst record in the Western Conference after winning just 26 games last season. They finished 41 games back of the first place Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division.“You have to have a great leader and somebody that can make their teammates better and somebody that has incredible basketball IQ,” Johnson said. What ‘missteps’? Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Lonzo Ball, right, and Magic Johnson smile as they answer questions during the NBA basketball team’s news conference, Friday, June 23, 2017, in El Segundo, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES—The struggling Los Angeles Lakers have signed second overall draft pick Lonzo Ball to a multi-million dollar, four-year contract, the NBA team announced on Monday.No details were released but the deal is expected to be worth about $30 million which is the allowable amount for a No. 2 overall pick under the collective bargaining agreement.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ READ: Lonzo Ball ‘blessed’ to play for Lakers, Johnson“He is somebody that can get his teammates to follow.”Ball averaged 14.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.6 assists per game as a US college player last season.The Lakers also signed forward Kyle Kuzma and guard Josh Hart.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gamescenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Wimbledon: Venus in tears, Murray, Nadal stroll as Wawrinka falls LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong View commentslast_img

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