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

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San Antonio Spurs

Even after landing Victor Wembanyama, there’s no guarantee that the San Antonio Spurs are going to be good next season. They could be, but that’s an insane amount of unfair pressure to put on one prospect. The Spurs are very much in rebuilding mode and if there’s a deal that would help them add a couple of assets in exchange for absorbing a bad contract, they should seriously think about pulling the trigger.

In this hypothetical deal with the Bulls, they would achieve that. However, Chicago would have to part ways with Patrick Williams and a future first-round pick to make it worthwhile for the Spurs. The big question about this deal revolves around the Spurs sending Zach Collins back. Coming off the best season of his career, there’s no guarantee they would.

Nevertheless, if this type of deal arose for the Spurs I don’t think they would completely shut the door on it. In an ideal world, the Spurs would want to be competing for a playoff spot next season, and simply throwing away $20 million in cap space could prevent that from happening.

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That said, adding two quality assets may outweigh a false-hope push for the playoffs in year one of the Wemby era.