The Bulls Should Absolutely Entertain Any & All Trade Talks For Lonzo Ball

The Bulls were lumped into some hypothetical trade talks today after Zach Lowe from ESPN speculated that they could be a decent 3rd partner for the Lakers/Pelicans Anthony Davis deal. Key word there is speculated but that didn’t stop NBA twitter from taking it a couple steps further. Shortly thereafter we had some traction from Blue Checkmarks laying out some details of what IT COULD look like if the Bulls were the mystery 3rd team:

More Key Words: what IT COULD look like

At this point We Know the Lakers and Pelicans are highly motivated to make a deal, and We Know the Bulls still have a lot of room left in the rebuild. So at first glance it would make sense to at least entertain trade talks when you’re drafting 7 with their holes. Unless of course you think Zach Lavine can compete on the level you’re about to watch tonight. Then by all means I can go fuck myself. But last time I checked we’re all in agreement the Bulls need more work, which brings me back to the hypothetical.

Are the Bulls better picking 4 with Lonzo than 7 with Lavine? My gut says yes but that’s more from a content standpoint. I’d love to have the Ball family in town. Would make blogging the Bulls so much easier but at the same time I’ve spent something like $20,000 in my life splitting Bulls season tickets in random seasons going back to 2009. I watched more 300 level Thibs games than I care to remember now and for the life of me my pride is all but gone. I’m hanging on by a fuckin thread. I’m nervous to commit one way or the other because the next time I’m wrong about the Bulls could be the last time.

But.

Gun to my head – I reluctantly pass because the alternative is worse.

Here’s what our round table of experts had to say:

White Sox Dave: If LaVar Ball wants to come on Red Line Radio and do video shit then count me in.

Big Cat: Lonzo is a terrible fit. Bulls need more shooters. Not that I hate Lonzo. I just hate him on the Bulls when you have a spacing problem with Wendell and Lauri. Also LaVar vs Gar/Pax is the mismatch of the century. They couldn’t control him. It’s a homerun for blogging but from a “I want the Bulls to maybe be good again in my life” it’s a no. Maybe if they could get him just for the 7th, I’d do that. Lonzo and LaVine works from a shooter/facilitator perspective. Lonzo without LaVine and now the Bulls have 2 shooters in Lauri and Otto in a make or miss league (I love saying that)

Chief: I’m not a Lonzo guy. Moving up 3 spots isn’t enough of a reason to swap Lavine for him. But int he end it doesn’t matter. The bulls are stuck where they are regardless of this trade.

Eddie: I’m not buying it. Then again, it all depends on RJ Barrett having a legit shot to fall to #4. Sounds like he doesn’t right now. So what’s the point trading to #4? Get Garland? I’d rather just wait for Colby White since he’s my guy anyway.

Gas Money Bob: We have to trust GarPax. When have they ever let us down before? It’s not every day an organization can instantly become Big Ballers.

Twitter:

The people have spoken. Lonzo sucks and democracy wins.