Chicago Bulls: Potential trades in light of Jimmy Butler report

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Karl-Anthony Towns Chicago Bulls
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Trading even more of the farm for a KAT

If the Bulls really want Towns, they are going to have to give up a lot to get him — say, a top-10 talent, at the very least. Along with that, the Bulls will have to sweeten the deal with another player and more than likely at least one first-round pick in the future.

Before I get yelled at, let me remind you: The Bulls would have Lauri Markkanen next to Towns. On the plus side, it looks like Zach LaVine may have to settle for a discount the way free agency has gone thus far. Teams are running out of money and he has not seen any offers just yet. Pairing LaVine with that front court, along with a developing point guard in Kris Dunn, should be fairly tantalizing.

Sure, the Bulls give up this year’s first-round pick in Wendell Carter Jr. as well as budding sixth man Bobby Portis. But, the way I see it, Portis was already offered an extension — yet nothing has come of it. Does Portis want to stay in Chicago, or does he want more money?

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If Towns wants to stay in Chicago, I say make this deal happen.

It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Obviously, it’s highly unlikely. But, it’s absolutely a blast to think about. What if?