Chicago Bulls Rumors: Lonzo Ball trade would be a disaster

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Chicago Bulls rumors are in full swing already this offseason, and the latest is a doozie.

The offseason has not even officially begun yet in the NBA, and the Chicago Bulls rumors are already swirling. However, that’s what happens when you are scraping the bottom of the barrel of the league and your season, for all intents and purposes, ends in November. In other words, the offseason comes early for Bulls fans.

This year, just like in recent memory, fans have only the excitement of the NBA Draft and potential offseason trades to look forward to.

In the latter category, one rumor has emerged in recent days that should concern Bulls Nation.

It was reported that the Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers had talked of trading Lonzo Ball to the Bulls right before the trade deadline.

It’s clear the team wants to move on from Kris Dunn. Let’s put aside the fact that John Paxson wants Dunn to be a true “push point guard.” Forget the fact that the concept of a “push” anything doesn’t seem to jive with Jim Boylen’s offense. For other reasons, this trade would be a disaster.

First, they would likely be giving up Dunn and picks or other players. Weirdly enough, Dunn seems to fit the tough, defensive-minded player that Boylen and Paxson claim they’re looking for. They appear ready to write him off despite all of the transition and turmoil. They also seem unwilling to give him any kind of grace period to adjust to a new coach and a new offense.

Furthermore, they also seem unwilling to give any consideration to the fact that the team has had numerous injuries over the last two years, making it difficult to establish any kind of rhythm. Though they didn’t give Fred Hoiberg any benefit of the doubt in that regard, so this should come as no surprise.

Regardless, acquiring a player like Ball, who if he’s better offensively than Dunn, it’s by the slimmest of margins, would be a nightmare. That’s because of the headache that comes with him. You know, the one name LaVar Ball. Lonzo’s father, a.k.a. the Chief Ruiner of their lives has been a distraction wherever he’s gone. He’s caused drama and feuded with management, coaches, and the media at every stop.

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Could you imagine injecting that drama into the Bulls situation?  Especially after all they went through last year? On second thought, watching him go toe-to-toe with Boylen might be the most entertaining part of next season. In that case, bring it on.