Chicago Bulls: 3 possible trade scenarios with Detroit Pistons

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The Detroit Pistons have been the center of several trade rumors lately. Should the Chicago Bulls throw their name in the hat and become a partner?

What could it hurt? Neither team is headed for a deep playoff run of any sorts. The Chicago Bulls are once again a joke, and have now lost seven of their last 10 games — including five straight.

At one point, the Bulls were closing in on the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. That sounds great, but they’re now 12 games under .500. Still, the Bulls are only four games out of that final seed, because the East is just that bad.

Chicago does have one thing going for them, and that’s the 2020 All Star Weekend taking place right there at the United Center. Zach LaVine was recently invited to participate in the Dunk Contest, and it would bring smiles to Bulls fans’ faces to see him compete. Other than that, we will likely see Coby White in the Rising Stars Game.

But, none of that actually counts towards what really matters — winning NBA basketball games.

Speaking of which, the Detroit Pistons might not be doing much of that for the rest of the season. Blake Griffin underwent surgery on his knee and is out indefinitely, which means the Pistons will probably spend the remainder of the year pretending not to tank — meaning, they will absolutely tank.

Don’t just take it from me, look at what the rest of the sports world is saying. Lately, it’s been all about the Pistons trading Andre Drummond, thus likely thrusting the franchise into a full-on downward spiral. A deal for Drummond will likely be made before this year’s deadline, so with that in mind, should the Bulls give it a shot?

What other players might the Pistons deal away in effort to try and secure as high a lottery pick as possible? Let’s take a look at a few deals involving both the Bulls and Pistons, starting with a familiar face.