7 Teams that could rescue Chicago Bulls from Lonzo Ball’s contract

Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Washington Wizards

With the Washington Wizards officially pivoting toward a full-blown rebuild, perhaps the Chicago Bulls could look to them to try and make a deal that makes sense for both sides. Considering the moves that the Wizards have already made this offseason, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were willing to play ball (no pun intended) with the Bulls if it meant getting a couple of assets out of it in the process.

In this deal, the Bulls would trade Lonzo Ball, a 2026 second-round pick, and their 2028 first-round pick (protected) for Monte Morris (a player that the team is likely pursuing to move after the NBA Draft). Chicago would get an underrated point guard in Morris, who was actually a full-time starter for the Wizards this past season, to act as a replacement for Ball.

The Wizards would also get two picks, with one of them potentially being a premier asset down the road. In the early stages of a rebuild, the Wizards should be willing to take on bad contracts for assets. Ball doesn’t have a terrible contract and would seemingly be an easy pill for the Wizards to swallow.