Lonzo Ball Headed to Chicago Bulls

It took just one minute into the official signing period, and restricted free agent Lonzo Ball has agreed to a 4-year $85 million dollar deal with the Chicago Bulls via a sign-and-trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Word had been swirling for a couple of weeks that the Pelicans were not going to bring the point guard back, and the Bulls had great interest in pairing him with Zach LaVine in the backcourt. 

In return, Chicago send Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple, 2nd-round pick to New Orleans. The Bulls did not have room under the salary cap to outright sign Ball to a deal of this size, so a trade with the Pels had to be worked out. 

Ball vastly improved his shooting this past season, hitting on nearly 38% of his threes, and in fact, made more long-distance shots than a number of high-profile players around the league, including the likes of Trae Young, Paul George and Bradley Beal. 

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