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Report: Bulls interested in trading for Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball

A surprising destination may be emerging for Lonzo Ball if he is ultimately traded by the Los Angeles Lakers.

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reported on Sunday that the Chicago Bulls are “intrigue[d]” by the possibility of trading for the 21-year-old point guard. Johnson also notes that the Bulls may be in position to help facilitate a three-team deal that would send disgruntled New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis to the Lakers.

For Ball, who missed 35 games to injury last season and struggled to adapt to LeBron James’ arrival, his playmaking and defensive savvy would make an ideal addition to Chicago’s young core. Fellow UCLA Bruin Zach LaVine is naturally more of a shooting guard, and big men Wendell Carter Jr and Lauri Markkanen can serve as quality pick-and-roll or pick-and-pop partners.

The Bulls have the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s draft plus other assets to offer, but they are not the only young team with interest in acquiring Ball.


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