Include the Sacramento Kings
With this deal, the Chicago Bulls would improve their bench depth significantly. That’s because besides Bobby Portis, the Bulls have no reliable weapons on the bench. Frank Ntilikina improves the depth and the position of point guard, which means it won’t be a major problem for the Bulls to address during the offseason.
With improving the point guard position, the Bulls don’t have to rely on taking a point guard with their top pick in the draft. It gives them an opportunity to improve the small forward position, which needs major adjustments. If the Bulls can draft Williamson or Barratt and pick up some depth in free agency, the position will improve.
The Knicks get their guy in Jabari Parker, trade away the contract of Enes Kanter, get an expiring contract of Zach Randolph, and get the sweetener pick in the second round. The Knicks are trying to create cap space and to find young assets to improve their team.
The Kings are not that far out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Led by a young core of De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley, and Willie Cauley-Stein, Kanter could provide the veteran presence that the Kings need. Kanter is a reliable starter and bench player, who could give the Kings rebounding and defensive help.