The Chicago Bulls were hoping to be among the top three teams that will be selecting in the 2019 NBA Draft with some luck in the lottery. Unfortunately, that did not happen, meaning they will have to look at other means to get in key players to fill critical roster spots. One player that they may look at is Lonzo Ball of the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Bulls find themselves picking seventh following the NBA Draft 2019 which concluded Tuesday at the Hilton Chicago. The New Orleans Pelicans shockingly got the rights to select first, followed by the Memphis Grizzlies, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns, NBA.com reported. The best the Bulls can do right now is scout other prospects or pull off trades with other teams.

With the Lakers picking third, it could either be Zion Williamson, Ja Morant or R.J. Barrett. This will depend on who the Pelicans and the Grizzlies will choose. Of the three, it seems most likely that they will get either Morant or Barrett, both of whom add youth to the Lakers backcourt. Could this push the Lakers to listen to offers for Ball?

Like any player offered for trade, it will depend on who the Bulls may offer for Ball. Kris Dunn, someone many perceived to be a future star, may be an option. But he has hardly proven that under the watch of Jim Boylen, meaning a change of scenery could make sense. But is Ball worth the swap?

There is no denying that Ball has the jets to be a legitimate NBA superstar. Although his outside shooting needs refinement, he is one of the best facilitators in the game today. But if the Bulls are bent on getting him, they need to broaden their outlook. The 21-year-old has been hounded by injuries the past seasons and Chicago may end up investing in someone who is having trouble completing a whole NBA season, Pippen Ain't Easy reported.

Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball is keeping an open mind, aware his rise in the NBA may happen outside the Los Angeles Lakers. Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 24, 2018. The Lakers defeated the Suns 131-113. Photo: Getty Images/Christian Petersen

For now, the Lakers have no reason to trade off Ball as they try again to rebuild. With Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd in the coaching thrust, the coming season will be critical - especially for the young players in Los Angeles. Developing these players will fall on the shoulders of Kidd. Ball welcomes the idea of being mentored by the NBA legend and it seems that the feeling is mutual, the LA Times reported.