Chicago Bulls: 4 trades to move up in 2019 NBA Draft

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Trade No. 1: Move to no. 6

I have written a bit about wheeling and dealing with the Suns’ no. 6 overall pick recently, and allow me to explain where I’m coming from.

The Bulls clearly have a point guard problem. Everyone knows that. It is the biggest hole on their roster at the moment, and has been for a couple of seasons. Kris Dunn is not cutting it, and might be better served coming off the bench wherever he ends up playing in 2019.

With that said, one point guard who might be available at the sixth pick in the draft is Darius Garland out of Vanderbilt. He is a little bit of a risk with only playing a handful of games in college and still declaring for the draft. But, he is well worth the investment if healthy.

The Bulls would deal Dunn, their no. 7 pick this year and a top-5 protected first round pick next year in order to move up one spot. Essentially, they are trading a future first round pick for what they believe Garland will be.

If Garland pans out as a strong point guard in the NBA, this trade is a no-brainer. The Bulls would solidify their starting five with a young, athletic point guard who brings a ton of excitement to the table night-in and night-out.

Going into the future, the Bulls may not have a pick next year, but adding depth is what it would be all about. The young core would finally be complete with all five positions being locked in. The only hiccup here would be if Phoenix was also dead-set on drafting Garland, which is one of the pre-draft rumors that has gone around for a while now.