Big Updates On Lonzo Ball and Kyle Lowry As NBA Free Agency Heats Up

Published 08/02/2021, 2:33 AM EDT
Dec 23, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) defends during the first quarter at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA season might be over but there is no stopping the action off the court. Be it the incredible and exciting draft night or the trades, the off-season has got off to a great star. But perhaps the most exciting of them all is the NBA Free Agency.

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With a number of star players like becoming free agents, teams all around the league compete against each other to convince the star to join their team. Be it competitors or rebuilding teams, everyone scrapes through to make big money moves in the free agency.

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Lonzo Ball and Kyle Lowry to headline NBA free agency

The 2021 NBA free agency has finally begun. Featuring players like Kawhi Leonard, John Collins to name a few, the list is filled with stars. But the most-wanted players in the free agency this season are point guards. Two premier players in Lonzo Ball and Kyle Lowry headline the point guard position in this free agency.

Many playoff teams and title contending teams could us the talents of either Ball or Lowry. One of most rumored suitors for the Pelicans’ guard has been the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls who started off their 2020-21 campaign in fantastic form, made some bold moves in the trade deadline as they paired up Zach LaVine with star-center Nikola Vucevic.

But the Bulls lacked a good point guard in their rotation. While Coby White was initially playing as the primary playmaker, his turnover prone play and his streaky three-point shooting were a serious cause of concern. Ball certainly is the perfect fit for the Chicago Bulls.

The Bulls who were heavily linked for a probable trade scenario for Lonzo last season, might go all-in for the second overall pick of the 2017 draft. If they do, they will have two solid All-Stars along-with a solid playmaker in Lonzo.

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If the Bulls move goes through, the New Orleans Pelicans will have a vacant point guard position. According to NBA insider Mark Schanowski, the Pelicans might indeed go all-in for a move to bring in Kyle Lowry.

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With two probable All-Star talents in Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, Lowry can be a much-needed veteran presence. Given his ability to score, pass and defend the ball, the Raptors’ guard will be much more effect than the likes of Eric Bledsoe.

These two moves in the free agency market might be a win-win situation for both the teams. While the Bulls will be pushing for a chance in the playoffs, the Pelicans might grow into an incredible side in the West. What do you think about the Ball and Lowry situation in this NBA free agency?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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