It’s not a secret that the Los Angeles Lakers are going through a lot of stuff right now and that things are quite unstable for the Purple and Gold at this very moment, as anybody who isn’t named LeBron James might be making his way out of the organization in just a blink.
The Lakers have been reluctant to quit on their desire to land Anthony Davis to Staples Center and there still could be some options for them to get their desired asset once and for all, even though that means getting rid of one of their future leaders. Ever since he made his entrance to the NBA, Lonzo Ball’s development has been a very commented topic across the league, but now that the guard will play his third season in the association, perhaps Los Angeles would find a way to let him go in order to get AD.
According to Joe Cowley of The Chicago Sun-Time, the Bulls would be interested in trading for Lonzo Ball, giving their No. 7 pick in exchange. It was reported by Cowley earlier this week that, if Chicago didn’t finish with a top-two pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, they would try to hand their first-round choice to the Lakers in exchange for Ball.
This doesn’t sound very appealing for the Lakers at this point given the fact that they already have the 4th overall selection in the upcoming draft and with all the young talents they have plus LeBron James, trading for a 7th pick wouldn’t be the best move for the Californians.
However, there is a chance that the Lakers might use Chicago’s trade in their favor, and that can happen if that helps them acquire Pelicans want-away Anthony Davis as a third party in a trade with New Orleans and Los Angeles. Besides, heading to the free agency, if the Purple and Gold wants to attract big names like Kyrie Irving or Kemba Walker, maybe keeping Lonzo in the team wouldn’t be the smartest move for them.
Either way, right now that looks unlikely; there are no signs of the Lakers wanting to sell Ball to Chicago and less if that’s for a lottery pick. If they can use that option in the future, maybe they will reconsider, but at this point, they look confident on their chances to land Irving, Davis or even Walker.