After the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, teams not in the postseason picture had a chance to formulate their offseason plans.
For the Chicago Bulls, they're trying to figure out who they have a chance of getting in the draft and who they have a chance of acquiring through trades or free agency.
By ending up with the No. 7 pick in the draft, their Zion Williamson and Ja Morant dreams went out the window. And on top of that, the Bulls will fall behind the Grizzlies and the Suns who are also in need of a point guard. That means the possibility of getting Darius Garland or Coby White to fill the point guard spot in the draft also gets pretty slim.
So what's the next best option for the Bulls? Lonzo Ball may be a good look for the position. He has two years of NBA experience under his belt and his size and pass-first ability will maximize the talent already in Chicago.
Should the Bulls be willing to give up a draft pick, it could surely help the Lakers in their pursuit of one Anthony Davis.
Since all the Bulls really have or would be willing to give is their first round pick, the only way they could get Lonzo is including the Pelicans in a three-way deal with the Lakers for Davis.
This could also stand to be a huge risk because of the Pelicans' heavy reluctance to give up Davis. But if the Bulls are able to persuade the Pelicans, then the Lakers will no doubt be on board. And Lonzo will become a huge asset to the Bulls for years to come. Of course, this is all speculation until the teams actually get on the phone.