Chicago Bulls: How committed are they to each starter?

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Chicago Bulls, Otto Porter Jr.
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Small Forward Otto Porter Jr.

Commitment Level: 70%

One thing people must remember is that the Bulls traded Bobby Portis as part of a package to land Otto Porter Jr. last year. Porter’s deal runs through next summer where he’ll have a player option — an option he’ll likely pick up due to the nature of all $28 million included in that year.

So, the Bulls knew they would have Porter for two more seasons, at the very least. Not to mention, Porter played very well for the Bulls after coming to Chicago late last year. He reminded everyone how prolific of a scorer he can be when out of the shadow of Bradley Beal and John Wall.

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Because of the infamous report from The Athletic, I still think the Bulls would end up trading Porter if they could net an enticing return. If, somehow, Chicago could bring back a first-round pick (whatever spot that may be), I wouldn’t put it past the front office to pull the trigger.

This is one of the main reasons I think players are afraid to come to Chicago, for the most part. Just about anyone can end up being expendable. Unless you’re dubbed a “franchise cornerstone,” you are merely an asset at the end of the day — this front office has proven that time and time again.