With Lonzo Ball and the Pelicans likely on the path to a breakup, the polarizing player certainly feels gettable. The question is: At what cost?
That’s not just a monetary question for Arturas Karnišovas, Marc Eversley and Chicago Bulls management.
To be significant players in the salary-cap game, the Bulls would have to renounce salary-cap holds on all their own free agents, plus waive or try to trade one or more of Al-Farouq Aminu, Tomáš Satoranský or Thad Young.
Doable? Yes. Palatable? Only Karnišovas can answer that.
With the NBA Draft set for Thursday and free agency talks to continue — er, begin above board — on Aug. 2, some clarity will be coming soon. This is the week where teams start showing their hands, trade talks get more serious and initial moves are made in advance of potentially larger ones.