The NBA trade deadline will come and go at 2 P.M. central time on Thursday. Here are three major blockbusters that the Chicago Bulls could pull off.
For non-contending teams like the Chicago Bulls, there are three pivotal times of the year.
The NBA Draft, July free agency and the NBA Trade Deadline.
The third and final event is looming, and the Bulls are well-positioned to make a major move.
Given the slew of buying teams in the NBA, as well as the Bulls’ numerous trade pieces and willingness to eat large contracts, the Bulls should be a very favorable trade partner for any team looking to add on Thursday.
The Bulls have already made several trades this season alone, albeit many of those minor deals for late draft picks, in exchange for taking on large contracts.
Those deals could very well still go down on Thursday, but in all likelihood, we’ll see some bigger moves than that.
Alas, we could finally see all three of those players and more get dealt on Thursday. The Bulls are clearly more interested in reloading for next year, therefore expiring contracts are likely on the way out, in addition to players that the Bulls may deem unfit for next season’s roster and beyond.
Another thing that has been made clear over the last few weeks is that everybody (with the exception of Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.) is available. This is not a surprise, but it sure will make for a busy and exciting Thursday.
Despite their poor record as a team, expect dozens of NBA GMs to call the Bulls about just about any player. The Bulls have some talent, and will certainly expect to get premier talent in exchange.
Let’s dive into three mega deals that the Bulls could pull off.