First 48 hours of free agency: DeRozan & Ball elevate Bulls, Westbrook joins retooled Lakers, Lowry and the "Chris Paul effect"

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While the 2021 NBA free agent class wasn't full of blockbuster megastars, a series of impactful trades and signings went down in the first 48 hours of the new league year. Chris Haynes is joined by Yahoo's Vincent Goodwill to dive deeper in to the additions made by the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and more.

Paired with Zach LaVine, will the additions of DeMar DeRdeozan and Lonzo Ball return the Bulls to their former glory and make them a title contender in the east? After trading for Russell Westbrook and signing a rogues' gallery of NBA veterans like Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Dwight Howard and more, will the Los Angeles Lakers get back to the NBA Finals? After moving to the Miami Heat on a three-year $90 million deal, did Kyle Lowry just become the first major point guard to benefit off the Chris Paul effect?

Former San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar Drozan made his way to the Chicago Bulls via a sign-and-trade deal earlier this week. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Former San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar Drozan made his way to the Chicago Bulls via a sign-and-trade deal earlier this week. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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