Chicago Bulls: Potential trades with bad contracts, draft picks

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Chicago Bulls, Gorgui Dieng
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Trade No. 3

I have mentioned this one before, but it has since then gained a little notoriety, making Bleacher Report’s top five worst contracts in the NBA at the moment. Veteran center Gorgui Dieng has one of the more disgusting deals in this league, yet it still isn’t even the worst of Minnesota’s problems — cough, Wiggins.

The Wolves could shed a total of $11 million, this season, by doing the deal below. Dieng is on the third year ($16 million salary in 2019-2020) of his 4-year, $62 million contract he signed with the Timberwolves back in 2017. Dunn, meanwhile, only costs roughly $5 million this upcoming season.

I know what you’re thinking. The Bulls already have a terrible contract wrapped up in a big man. They don’t need another. But, would it be worth it to finally move on from Dunn while also netting the no. 11 selection in this year’s draft?

Minnesota has a ton of problems, and shedding salary should be one of their top priorities right now. It may be a stretch, but for the Bulls, this deal would be a no-brainer, in my opinion.