Rumor: Suns, Bulls offering 2019 lottery picks for Lakers guard Lonzo Ball
The Suns have the sixth overall pick, while the Bulls have the seventh. The Lakers own the fourth overall pick.
McIntyre reports Suns owner Robert Sarver loves Ball.
Best Lonzo Ball trades being discussed now are Suns for 6th pick (Sarver loves him) and Bulls for 7th pick.
Ja Morant best PG in draft. Garland 2nd but he’s not considered as good a prospect as Lonzo. Neither will be there at 6/7.
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) June 1, 2019
Both the Suns and Bulls are in need of a starting-caliber point guard. The Bulls appear to be giving up on Kris Dunn, while the Suns have been looking for a point guard for over a year now.
The Lakers are still high on Ball and his potential. LeBron James is a big fan of Ball’s game and new head coach Frank Vogel said at his introductory press conference he’s eager to work with Lonzo.
In 2018-19, Ball averaged 9.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists while shooting 40.6 percent from the field, 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 41.7 percent from the free-throw line. The Lakers are widely expected to try and trade for New Orleans Pelicans superstar big man Anthony Davis. The Lakers will likely have to send Ball to New Orleans to acquire Davis.
Ball’s name is going to come up in a lot of trade rumors this summer. The good thing is that it appears teams around the league like Lonzo despite his shooting struggles and outspoken dad.