RUMOR: Lonzo Ball bidding war brews between Raptors, Celtics, Bulls
The NBA offseason has been all about star point guards switching teams. From hypotheticals in Damian Lillard and Chris Paul, to actualities in Russell Westbrook, trying to get a shiny, new star PG is in vogue right now. Lonzo Ball is one name that could be in line for a big pay day and a new jersey as well.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that Lonzo Ball’s services are in high demand. The former New Orleans Pelicans guard and current NBA free agent is rumored to be drawing major interest from three playoff contenders out East – the Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, and Boston Celtics.
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The New Orleans Pelicans have been trying to free up space in order to afford to keep their starting point guard from last season. But it looks like it’ll cost them a pretty penny to do so. Shams puts the salary number at around $21-22 million for Lonzo Ball. While the Pels have every intention of retaining him, especially after sending away their other starter in Eric Bledsoe, that price point definitely has them thinking twice.
Lonzo Ball has been in the league for four years already, but still brings immense potential to whichever team he lands on in NBA free agency.