Three years into his NBA career, New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball views this as a pivotal offseason, which begins with an important business decision: Ball has signed with agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, the 22-year-old told ESPN.
“I wanted to lead my career,” Ball told ESPN. “Picking my own representation — just solely as my decision — was Step 1 in that process. For me, it was an easy call and it was the right time to make that call.”
Ball joins Klutch Sports after brief stints with Creative Arts Agency and Roc Nation.
Weeks removed from a disappointing team showing in the NBA seeding games in Orlando, Florida, Ball said he was beginning his offseason training regimen Monday, which includes two-a-day sessions on the basketball court and workouts in the weight room.
Ball said his goal for next season is to make the playoffs and put himself in contention to follow in teammate Brandon Ingram‘s footsteps.
“Once we get in the playoffs, we take it one game at a time,” Ball said….