Will the Chicago Bulls be active at this year’s trade deadline? Who could be on the way out?
The way this season has been going for the Chicago Bulls, they better be sellers at the trade deadline. This franchise has become one of the main laughing stocks of the NBA at this point, and despite what new head coach Jim Boylen believes about playing “winning basketball” from here on out, I’m not buying it.
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As a fan, I’m hoping this team can play somewhat competitive basketball the rest of the 2018-2019 campaign. Let’s just hope they don’t get completely embarrassed in the form of a franchise-worst loss once more. If we can steer clear from another 56-point drubbing, I’m happy.
Now, as for the remainder of this season in terms of how it will reflect on the future, the Bulls have to be sellers. They are no where near in any position to buy at this year’s trade deadline, so why not get what they can from another club looking for a missing piece?
I know, it’s somewhat comical to think that the Bulls have any “available” players you could call a “missing piece.”
The Bulls do have a few guys who could be very valuable to teams with championship aspirations. The great thing about these players is that their contracts are either up at the end of this season, or they are non-guaranteed beyond the summer of 2019.
The other thing these players have in common is the fact that there is no way they are on the roster going into next season. The Bulls will have some money to play with next summer, and are hoping that a core of Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. can lure a star to Chicago.
With that in mind, the following three players should be up for grabs and, quite frankly, should be sold for whatever the Bulls can get in return.