Chicago Bulls Rumors: 4 reasons to trade for Lonzo Ball

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Chicago Bulls Rumors, Lonzo Ball
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The Chicago Bulls reportedly have been intrigued by Lonzo Ball for months, and now is the time to make a move for the Los Angeles Lakers point guard.

If you want a pretty solid example of how an offseason can quickly run fans into a frenzy, look no further than the Los Angeles Lakers. Between the Magic Johnson conundrum and the coaching carousel, Los Angeles is a far cry from where they might have envisioned themselves nine months ago. Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls aren’t the complete laughing stock — at least by comparison.

The Bulls are no where near where they want to be, but you at least have to give props to the front office for sticking their feet in the ground and committing to a head coach.

Jim Boylen might not be “the” guy most fans wanted to see get a multi-year extension, but the organization has a direction, and that counts for something, right?

Looking at the Lakers and Bulls, and how they relate early in their respective offseason, we obviously have to bring up the conversation regarding young point guard Lonzo Ball. Prior to the trade deadline earlier this season, Ball was rumored to have wanted to land in either Chicago or New York if he was dealt.

In fact, the Bulls and Lakers were in talks for Ball at that time, but a deal never went through.

Now, the rumors are heating back up as the Bulls are reportedly “intrigued” by Ball going into the summer months.

So, let’s say the Bulls do pull the trigger on a deal for Ball. Most would assume a deal would have to include this year’s no. 7 overall pick. But, beyond the pick, what else would the Bulls offer? That may be besides the point of this particular piece, but it’s worth speculating.

Should Gar Forman and John Paxson execute a deal for Ball? I believe it would greatly benefit this team and the direction it’s heading. Why? Let’s dive right in.