Woah, Woah, WOAH!
Do not crucify me here, Bulls fans. I am just going off of what I’ve seen on twitter and this whole crazy Anthony Davis situation! Why don’t we dive in and talk about this a little bit?
The Los Angeles Lakers are the clear cut favorites to land Chicago’s own, Anthony Davis. They have a bunch of young talent at their disposal and AD wants to play with LeBron. Though yesterday it was reported that if Lonzo Ball was included in this trade he would want a third team to get involved without a clear cut starting Point Guard.
Sources: Should Lakers/Pelicans trade talks pick up, point guard Lonzo Ball's camp prefers Ball to be moved to a third team that doesn't have an established point guard.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 29, 2019
Now, I am not saying the Bulls are going to be the third team, but it is possible. Rumors have been swirling about the team wanting to move Jabari Parker and Kris Dunn. Kris hasn’t exactly been what the Bulls fans or front office were hoping for thus far and we all know the train wreck that is the Jabari Parker situation.
Bye bye Kris Dunn? What do you think they can get in return for him at the trade deadline? pic.twitter.com/cf9tqpPLoX
— Doug Schwamb (@Buckets2434) January 25, 2019
Could those two players be packaged and shipped off? Would the Bulls be interested?
Bulls receive: Lonzo Ball, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (expiring)
Lakers receive: Anthony Davis, Tim Frazier
Pelicans receive: Kris Dunn, Jabari Parker, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Ivica Zubac, Lakers 2020 first round pick, and 2020 second-round pick (from Memphis, via Chicago).
This trade works on the ESPN NBA Trade Machine and I think it works for each franchise involved.
Lonzo is only 21 years old and has the potential to get a lot better. Lonzo is a beast on defense and is a very good playmaker which could help benefit Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr, and Zach LaVine.
Kris Dunn is 24 years old, has battled a lot of injuries thus far and has never seemed to get into a real groove. Personally, I am not ready to give up on Dunn, but bringing in a player like Lonzo, I’d be okay with it.