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Bulls: Lonzo Ball Becoming a Star in Chicago

In his first season with the Bulls, Lonzo Ball is coming into his own as a complete player, especially in wake of several key absences.
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Following Monday's impressive win over the Denver Nuggets, the Chicago Bulls have a player in the league that is one of a kind, literally. Statistics show that guard Lonzo Ball is the only player in the NBA with 120+ rebounds, 120+ assists, 40+ steals, and 25+ blocks.

Ball is transforming into the complete player everyone hoped he would be when he was drafted No. 2 overall in 2017. In fact, it seems like Ball is becoming a star in Chicago. His jump shot is significantly better since entering the league, and now he's putting it all together to help the Bulls on their magical run.

What has been even more impressive is how Ball has elevated his game in wake of Alex Caruso, Coby White, Javonte Green, and DeMar DeRozan's absences.

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On Monday, Ball stepped up big. In the 109-97 win over Denver, he scored 20 points, secured 10 rebounds, and added four assists in addition to four blocks. The former Laker and Pelican was everywhere, even catching alley-oops from another budding star in Ayo Dosunmu.

In 25 games this season, Ball is averaging 12.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 4.9 APG, 1.7 SPG, and 1.0 BPG. He has been a complete player for the Bulls and is exceeding many people's expectations. In fact, there was a lot of hate for the move early on this season. However, Ball is producing when it counts. It feels like that second-round draft pick was ultimately worth it.

What's On Tap Next?

The still short-handed Bulls travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM CST from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.