Chicago Bulls: One trade with each top-3 team in 2020 NBA Draft

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Chicago Bulls, Wendell Carter Jr.
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Trade No. 2

The Golden State Warriors are no where near a rebuild. They’re a team looking to win another championship immediately. A top draft pick isn’t as valuable to a team like Golden State as it would be the Bulls, or another team amidst a retool.

As it stands, the Warriors are looking at starting Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney. What happens if you replace Looney with Wendell Carter Jr.? Here’s a better question: Would the Warriors rather have Carter or rookie James Wiseman?

I think the answer to that question is undoubtedly Carter, especially for a team looking to win a championship right now — and possibly more down the line.

For the Bulls, they could easily give up Carter if it meant drafting and developing a guy like Wiseman while beginning the season with Looney in the starting five. Of course, Wiseman very well could supplant Looney later on. But, to begin with, they’d have a guy with some decent experience around a winning culture in Looney.

Going forward, the Bulls once more would have the chance to bring home two top-4 picks in the draft. That would be a unique situation for someone like Karnisovas, who specializes in scouting (international, specifically).