This Bulls-Wizards Trade Pairs Lonzo Ball, Bradley Beal

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The NBA is an ever-evolving entity. The game is in such a constant state of flux that it’s hard to keep up.

Often, discourse around those changes focuses on the evolution of big men. To be sure, the evolution of the stretch 4 and 5 has been a fascinating development to watch. At the same time, the point guard position has changed almost as drastically.

Gone are the days of the game-managing point guard. Players at that position are no longer expected to bring the ball up the floor only to call a play and make an entry pass. In 2022, they’re often their team’s leading scorers.

With that said, Lonzo Ball both is and is not a traditional point guard. He’s got the facilitating instincts of some of the league’s all-time great floor generals.

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At the same time, his inability to consistently score in half-court settings has taken the ball out of his hands as often as not.

Still, his floor vision and strong 3-and-D skillset make him a valuable commodity. Here’s a trade that sends him to the Washington Wizards.