Lonzo Ball On Going to the Bulls: ‘I Wanted To Go Somewhere I’m Appreciated’

One of the biggest names on the market this summer, Lonzo Ball started a new chapter in his NBA career. After spending the past two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, he’s set to join the Chicago Bulls for the upcoming season and beyond. 

The Bulls signed Ball to a four-year, $85 million contract via sign-and-trade, establishing the 23-year-old as a key piece for their current playoff endeavors as well as their future. 

Ball spoke at a recent introductory media availability, giving insight into why he chose to sign with the Bulls. 

“I wanted to go somewhere I’m appreciated and can play my game,” said Ball. 

The 6-foot-6 guard can do a bit of everything on both ends of the floor. Last season, he averaged 14.6 points, 5.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc. The former second overall pick could take Chicago to the next level.