Bulls’ quest for point guard may still start with Lakers’ Ball

Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is said to be on the radar of the Bulls this offseason.

The Chicago Bulls will spend the summer seeking a starting-caliber point guard and that could mean exploring a trade for the Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, relayed K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Another avenue may be the draft — though many believe the top point prospects (Ja Morant, Darius Garland and Coby White) could be gone by the time the Bulls draft at No. 7 overall, Johnson reported.

But that’s not all. The Bulls could try to land a point guard in free agency or trade as well.

“The two most logical targets are Ball and the Grizzlies’ Mike Conley Jr.,” Johnson wrote. “According to multiple league executives, (Kris) Dunn’s trade value is low to nonexistent. So a direct trade with the Lakers centered on Dunn and the No. 7 pick doesn’t seem feasible. However, the Bulls could be in position to facilitate a three-team deal in which the Lakers acquire (Anthony) Davis from the Pelicans.”

Johnson went on to write it is not known if the Bulls have any interest in Conley, who is still owed $60 million over the next two seasons. At 31-years old, that’s a lot to take on.

Meanwhile, the Bulls appear to be more intrigued with restricted free agents (such as Malcolm Brogdon, Terry Rozier) than unrestricted ones (Derrick Rose, Darren Collison, Patrick Beverley), Johnson added.