Chicago Bulls: Potential trade packages for Lonzo Ball

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A report surfaced on Friday listing the Chicago Bulls as potential suitors for Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball. Would the Bulls dare make a move?

Arguably the most hyped up offseason in recent memory will begin on Saturday night, when NBA teams and players can officially negotiate contracts. Needless to say, we are ready to see what the Chicago Bulls will choose to do.

However the talk of the pre-offseason has been trades — particularly those surrounding San Antonio Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been at the center of the trade rumors surrounding Leonard. The Lakers a handful of potential future stars in Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Ball, but that might not be enough to entice the Spurs, as shown in a report that surface on Friday.

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Drafted second overall in last year’s draft, Lonzo Ball is one of, if not the most polarizing player in the NBA.

The second-year point guard had a productive rookie year, averaging 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds in 52 games played last season.

What makes Ball so polarizing isn’t himself or his play, but his family. Lonzo’s dad, Lavar, made headlines on a frequent basis last year, whether it was taunting the President of the United States, comparing himself (and his son) to Michael Jordan, or insisting that all three of his sons, Lonzo, LiAngelo and LaMelo, will play for the Lakers.

Long story short, Ball’s play last season was completely overshadowed by his dad’s ability to make headlines. High expectations and injuries didn’t help relieve the pressure on Ball, whose rookie season was ultimately a disappointing one.

Shortly after the report that the Lakers were shopping Ball surfaced, another report surfaced that Ball had torn the meniscus in his left knee.

Funny timing, huh?

Whether Ball actually hurt his knee or not is a completely different story. At the end of the day, Ball’s status shouldn’t effect whether the Lakers decide to shop him or not.

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The madness will begin once the clock strikes midnight on July 1st. Until then, lets look at where Ball might fit with the Bulls, and what it would take to get him.