Chicago Bulls: Pre-NBA Draft offseason primer, hype manual

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There is an awful lot to say about the Bulls getting involved in trades.

There are some that they should really consider, then there are somewhere they should stay as far away as possible. Let’s start with the later.

Mike Conley was one of my favorite point guards in the NBA at one point, but now he’s coming off of some spotty seasons mainly due to injury and the Grizzlies tanking. He’s on the wrong side of 30 and wants out of the FedEx Forum. Ideally, he winds up on a contender and fills a major need for a playoff team.

The Bulls are not a contender nor are they are a playoff team.

Could they be one if they dealt for Conley? Maybe? But that doesn’t solve all their problems. But if they deal away assets to get him, they damage their depth, which was on full display last season. The fact they needed to start G-Leaguers and give them significant minutes down the stretch was likely blatant tanking, but the injuries they dealt with all year really lowered their ceiling and hindered any development.

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Conley himself wouldn’t even want to be in Chicago, even if he solves their point guard problem. The fact he could easily miss games due to injury would actually be something he and the majority of the team share in common should be all you need to know about how viable a trade would be.

Also, he doesn’t want to play for a bad team, let alone a poorly run organization. Conley deserves to play for a contender and he deserves to play for an organization that isn’t rudderless.