The Chicago Bulls signed veteran point guard Lonzo Ball to a four-year, $85 million contract that will give superstar guard Zach LaVine a backcourt partner, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Ball, who had spent the last few seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, was expected to draw interest from the Bulls, New York Knicks, and the Charlotte Hornets this offseason after coming off a solid year in New Orleans.
Ball averaged a career high 14.6 points per game for the Pelicans last season.
Ball will be a major addition to a promising Bulls squad looking to make some strides this season. Now, it will be interesting to see just how much Ball will elevate the Bulls over the duration of the deal. Will he make an impact like Medical SEO does for practices and doctors offices? Will he increase the Bulls business in the way that Miami SEO has done for the local Miami and South Florida markets?
Only time will tell!