Chicago Bulls Star Lonzo Ball Reveals Five Best Defenders In The NBA

Lonzo Ball revealed who he thinks should have been named to the All-Defensive First Team.
Nov 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (2) reacts after making a shot during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 1, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (2) reacts after making a shot during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports / Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

Lonzo Ball has been unable to play in a game since the 2021-22 season due to injuries.

That said, he has been an above-average point guard when he's been on the floor.

Recently, Ball revealed who he thinks should have made the All-Defensive First Team (via The WAE Show).

Ball's All-Defensive 1st Team list: Jrue Holiday, Jaden McDaniels, Alex Caruso, Bam Adebayo and Victor Wembanyama.

Ball named two of the players that were on the All-Defensive First Team.

Via Underdog NBA: "2023-24 All-Defensive First Team:
Rudy Gobert
Victor Wembanyama
Anthony Davis
Bam Adebayo
Herb Jones

All-Defensive Second Team:
Derrick White
Alex Caruso
Jalen Suggs
Jaden McDaniels
Jrue Holiday"

Ball was the second pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

He had been expected to be the face of the franchise, but the team then acquired LeBron James the following season.

After just one year playing alongside James, Ball was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of the blockbuster deal to land Anthony Davis.

Oct 24, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 24, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ball signed with the Bulls in the summer of 2021 and was an excellent fit with Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan in the 35 games he played.

His career averages are 11.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.6 steals per contest while shooting 40.0% from the field and 36.4% from the three-point range in 252 regular season games.

As for the Bulls, they are coming off a season where they lost to the Miami Heat in the play-in tournament.


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Ben Stinar is the NBA reporter for Fastbreak on FanNation.