Chicago Bulls: Potential trades with bad contracts, draft picks

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Chicago Bulls, Dennis Schroder
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Trade No. 2

I never really understood why the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt for Dennis Schroder to begin with. As a franchise that already knew they had a starting point guard for years to come in Russell Westbrook, they still decided to trade for Schroder a year after he signed a 4-year, $70 million deal.

Now, the former Atlanta Hawk and current member of the Thunder will earn $31 million over the next two seasons. At the very least in this scenario, the Bulls could see this as a way to slightly upgrade their point guard position.

Once again, the Bulls let go of Dunn. With doing so, the franchise has a clear-cut starting point guard, barring draft night bringing them a guy like Coby White or Darius Garland.

On top of holding onto Schroder’s remaining two years, Chicago nets a first round pick this year from the Thunder (no. 21 overall). The Bulls send back a future second rounder to the Thunder along with Dunn.

Schroder’s contract isn’t as bad as the aforementioned Batum, which would allow them less financial stress over the next two seasons. Most importantly, though, they get another crack at a first round talent in the draft.