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.
Convincing yourself you never wanted Ja Morant and there will be value at 7 pic.twitter.com/egSHSC48hT— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) May 20, 2019
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.
The Chicago Bulls plan to trade their 7th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft for Lonzo Ball ? pic.twitter.com/l9btveUChT— Greater Sports™️ // ? (@GreaterSportsTV) May 20, 2019
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.
The possibility of the Knicks and Lakers in the 3 and 4 spots, potentially using those picks in competing Anthony Davis trade proposals, is incredible— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) May 15, 2019
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.