Lonzo Ball Joins the Lakers: After leading the UCLA Bruins to the Sweet 16, Lonzo declared to the 2017 draft. To create cap space for the coveted guard, the Los Angeles Lakers traded veteran center Timofey Mozgov and guard D’Angelo Russell to the Brooklyn Nets for seven-footer Brook Lopez and the no. 27 overall pick. Ball currently averages 7.0 assists, 33.8 minutes, 6.9 rebounds and 10.0 points per game. The Lakers also acquired Rookie of the Month Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart on Draft Night.