Charlotte Hornets star LaMelo Ball changed his jersey number and tagged his brother Lonzo on Instagram to let him know that No. 2 is available on the team.
The Charlotte Hornets used the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft at LaMelo Ball, and reaped the benefits. The young point guard helped lead the team to the NBA entry round and took home the Rookie of the Year award. With a great second year ahead, Ball is making some changes.
LaMelo revealed on his Instagram story that he changed his jersey number from No. 2 to No. 1. In that same post, he tagged his older brother Lonzo to let him know that the number is now available in Charlotte. You can check the screenshot in this link.
Hornets: Will LaMelo Ball recruit his older brother Lonzo for Charlotte?
LaMelo teased that Lonzo will become a restricted free agent this summer. While the New Orleans Pelicans may match an offer sheet from another team, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the team does not intend to match any significant offer. Additionally, Charania says the Chicago Bulls and LA Clippers are among the teams interested in Lonzo’s services.
Lonzo is coming off a great year with the Pelicans, where he averaged 14.6 points, 5.7 assists and 4.8. bounces in 31.8 minutes per game. Additionally, Lonzo posted a field goal percentage of 41.4 and a 3-point percentage of 37.8, both career best.
While a family reunion would be an amazing thing to watch, it could be difficult for the Hornets to match the offers of a team that desperately needs a point guard this offseason, especially with several guards already on Charlotte’s roster.