Bulls’ Thoughts on Trading Lonzo Ball Revealed

Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine, and Alex Caruso of the Chicago Bulls.


Lonzo Ball, Zach LaVine, and Alex Caruso of the Chicago Bulls.

The Chicago Bulls are stuck in the middle. They’re easily good enough to be a solid playoff team, but it also feels like they’re a tad behind the top teams in the East. Squads like the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, and Miami Heat all feel a step ahead.

But what else is there for the Bulls to do? They aren’t really in a position to trade any of their core pieces without ruining their depth, and they’ve already made it known that they aren’t willing to part ways with Patrick Williams, their best trade asset.

What lengths are they willing to go to in order to improve immediately? Would they listen to offers for Lonzo Ball? Are the point guard’s knee issues enough to make them be open to a deal? Well, according to a Western Conference executive who spoke with Sean Deveney of Heavy.com, the answer is a firm no.

“No, no. I have not even heard of discussions on that. They like what he did when he was healthy, so they do not want to give him up,” the executive told Deveney. “And the rest of us look at him and just worry about that knee. They would be selling at a low point, and you don’t want to do that. He’s not going anywhere, not now.”

Ball missed the majority of last season with a knee issue, and while the Bulls aren’t willing to trade him, the inju