Arturas Karnisovas made a major investment into point guard Lonzo Ball this offseason, and just three games into the Chicago Bulls season, he’s made good on that gamble.
The 23-year old signed a four-year, $85-million deal this summer, and has been every bit the defender, shooter, point guard, and player he was advertised as.
Just his second game in a Bulls uniform, Ball recorded a triple-double (17 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) in their 128-112 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
That made for his third triple-double with a different franchise, which at the age of 23, makes NBA history.
Ball has posted eight triple-doubles across five seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, and now, the Bulls.
With his latest effort resulting in a Chicago win, his team’s record when he records a triple-double stands at 4-4.
And after the first weekend of NBA action, the Chicago Bulls are 3-0, for the first time since the 2016-2017 season.
Lonzo Ball has played a large part in that.