Chicago Bulls: Thoughts, notes reviewing Lonzo Ball HOH interview

Chicago Bulls Lonzo Ball (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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Future with the Lakers

This ties directly back into the situation involving the Chicago Bulls since a trade deal involving Lonzo Ball and the Lakers would shake up the NBA world in a big way. It seems like it is becoming a trend for former Lakers building blocks to become mainstays and rising stars in other places. Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell are good examples of that.

Yet, the Bulls likely don’t need the drama that comes along with the Ball family here in the Windy City. There is enough off-the-court and management issues for the Bulls locker room to deal with year in and year out. Ball could be the powder keg that sets things off in this locker room in a very unnecessary fashion.

There is very little reason for the Lakers to part ways with Ball too if the return isn’t right. The Lakers would need a trade deal that is conducive to the “win now” mentality. Lonzo still has a lot of potential left with the Lakers. A healthy and more talented Lakers roster next season could get to that point of playoff contention in the Western Conference.

An interesting comparison that House of Highlights brought up in this conversation with Lonzo was parts of his game that were similar to Houston Rockets superstar shooting guard and MVP candidate James Harden. If Lonzo can get his two-way ability to come anywhere close to Harden, obviously any team would love to have him around, including the Lakers.