2. Chicago Bulls land Lonzo Ball from New Orleans Pelicans
You could make an argument that prying Lonzo Ball away from the New Orleans Pelicans was the Bulls’ best move of the offseason, simply based upon need. The Bulls needed to find a legitimate starting point guard who could facilitate and also add some defensive intensity. They got that in Ball.
This move was notable for many reasons. For one, Ball was a guy who the Bulls were targeting for over a year. Even last year, during the 2019-2020 season, the Bulls were rumored to be in on trading for Ball at the deadline. This past season, his name arose again in connection to the Bulls.
Finally, Chicago was able to get their man. The Bulls have plenty of scorers, which will be a dream for Ball. To have a guy like LaVine in the back court, who isn’t afraid of taking the big shot, will be an asset to Ball in crucial moments. Now, LaVine has a point guard who is responsible and creative enough to get him the rock when it matters most.
Ball has guys like Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan to create with as well; both of whom are solid scorers. It’s safe to say that Ball was the perfect addition to Chicago and exactly what they needed.