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NBA: Chicago Bulls Acquires Lonzo Ball From New Orleans Pelicans

by | Posted on: August 10th, 2021 | No Comments | Sports

In a sign-and-trade deal, the Chicago Bulls acquired guard Lonzo Ball from the New Orleans Pelicans.

As part of the deal, Chicago sent Garrett Temple (also through sign-and-trade), Tomas Satoransky, a 2024 second-round Draft pick, and cash to New Orleans.

Ball (6-6, 190) was the Los Angeles Lakers’ No. 2-overall pick in 2017 and was named to the All-Rookie Second Team in 2017-18.

In four seasons with the Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, he averaged 11.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.51 steals in 217 games (204 starts).

Since entering the league in 2017-18, he has seven triple-doubles, the eighth most by a guard in the NBA.

Ball improved his field goal percentage by over five points (.360 to.414) from his rookie year to last season, and he has improved his 3-point percentage every season.

He led the Pelicans in assists (316), steals (82), and 3-pointers made (172) in 2020-21.

On July 7, 2019, the Bulls acquired Satoransky in a sign-and-trade deal with the Washington Wizards. In 123 games (82 starts), he averaged 8.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 5.1 assists.

Temple signed as a free agent with the Bulls on November 27, 2020, and in 56 games (25 starts) with the team, he averaged 7.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.