Chicago Bulls: 3 bold trade ideas for the New Year

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Trade No. 1

The Minnesota Timberwolves just got over an 11-game losing streak and currently sit at 12-20 as we speak, which is good for the 12th seed in the Western Conference.

Recently, it was reported that Karl-Anthony Towns was unhappy with the Timberwolves. At the moment, the Golden State Warriors are apparently monitoring the situation. Wouldn’t that be a scary thought?

The Wolves could certainly reject this offer, but in order to get Towns to the Bulls, my proposal is sending Lauri Markkanen, Thaddeus Young, Tomas Satoransky and two future first round picks.

This is probably the boldest of them all, but if the Bulls and Timberwolves are each looking for an overhaul, it’s worth discussing. The Wolves would get Markkanen, who may still be developing and have a higher ceiling than some think. They also get an underrated point guard in Satoransky and a glue guy in Young.

The two firsts would be the most attractive part of the offer, though, for Minnesota.

Towns is currently averaging 26.5 points, 11.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists on the year. The Bulls would reunite Towns and LaVine, but they would need to continue to look for improvement on the defensive side of things.

Thinking of potentially having Towns and Wendell Carter Jr. together in the paint is enough to make a Bulls fan salivate, that’s for sure.