No. 3: Deal Zach Lavine to the Miami Heat
If the Bulls really want to sell high on Zach Lavine, this offseason is the time.
There should be plenty of suitors for Lavine, including a couple of desperate playoff teams.
One of those teams in desperation mode is the Miami Heat.
The Heat are on the fringe of the playoffs, but are still in a contending mindset. In order to get over that fence, they could make a move for Lavine.
Lavine would add explosive scoring to a Heat team that lacks consistency on the offensive end. By adding Lavine, the Heat would be more well-rounded, and would be better suited for a deep postseason run.
In exchange for Lavine, the Bulls would bring back a nice coup of future assets.
The first asset is Bam Adebayo, Adebayo was the 14th-overall pick of the 2017 draft, but is blocked by Hassan Whiteside at the center position. Adebayo’s stellar defense and effort on the low post would make him a nice fit in Boylen’s system, and a good target for the Bulls in any discussions with the Heat.
The Bulls would add another former first rounder in Justise Winslow, who was the 10th-overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Winslow is averaging 12 points on the season from the forward position, and would bring some future shooting stability to the Bulls.
Last but not least, the Bulls would bring back a first round pick to cap off the deal. The pick would likely be somewhere in the teens, which would give the Bulls a valuable second first round pick in the draft.