Lonzo Ball Explains Why He, Isaiah Thomas Will Thrive As Lakers Teammates

Is Isaiah Thomas all in or is he all hype?

Los Angeles Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball is one of the many people out there who think college athletes should get paid.

Amid Ball's 15-game absence, the Lakers traded for Isaiah Thomas in a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers hours prior to the February 8 trade deadline.

The Lakers effectively drafted their future face of the franchise in Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft.

"I do", Ball told reporters, when asked if the NCAA should pay its players. They had lost their final three games heading into the All-Star break after previously winning 12 of 15 contests.

"Kuzma did not meet with reporters today but Ball had this to say when asked how his teammate was dealing with the report, per NBC LA, "(Kuzma)'s in the National Basketball Association now. They traded Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and the Cavs' 2018 first round pick.

Additionally, they wanted to reduce the logjam they had in the power forward position and give more minutes to Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma.

With that being said, there is one player to watch out for in the final stretch of the year. If he can do that, he could the leader that can lead them back to championship glory.

"We've got to get our mojo back", Walton said after the Lakers surrendered 130 and 139 points at Dallas and New Orleans, respectively. Additionally, management would love to see the young Lakers keep learning what it takes to win with continued improvement from Ball, Ingram, Kuzma and Hart. That is what makes him one of five players to average 10 or more points and seven or more rebounds and assists. Everybody knows everybody's getting paid and that's how it is.

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