Lonzo Ball on being traded from Lakers to Pelicans: 'I was excited'

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Lonzo Ball opened up to be traded off the Lakers to the Pelicans earlier this off-season, revealing he was excited to be moved.

During a recent interview with ESPN, Ball said that he knew someone's going to be traded off the Lakers when speculation. Anthony Davis continued to grow. Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart – along with the draft rights to no. 4 overall pick De'Andre Hunter, two first-round picks, a first-round pick swap and cash – in exchange for six-time All-Star Davis.

"I was excited, honestly," Ball said. I knew Anthony Davis wanted to come bad, Anytime you can, you're going to have to do so I am comfortable with in BI (Ingram) and J Hart (Hard). I am excited to see what we can do.

Just being from LA, having my whole family here and wanting to be a Laker, but being in the league for two years, knowing it's a business, as long you get to play, that's a blessing in itself. "

Ball reiterated that the trade did not come as a shock as he was expecting it, though he found out about the deal on Twitter.

"I've been hearing my name for two years now," Ball said. "It was not bother me at all. We were all ready for it."

Zion Williamson, Who the Pelicans Selected with the No. 1 overall pick out of last month's draft.

"Obviously, a little bit of child injury," said Ball in regards to his two seasons with Los Angeles. "But you take the bumps with the bruises and keep moving forward." I can do.

Moving to a new team, a new situation, a new organization, new coaches, new everything – it's a refresh, getting back to playing basketball how I know I can play. "

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