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

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Trade No. 3

This last scenario is one where Karnisovas clearly believes in who he would take no. 1 overall. In this instance, I truly believe Karnisovas would be targeting LaMelo Ball. At that point, this would be the first of multiple moves.

If Karnisovas landed the no. 1 pick and went with Ball, that would mean he would have to deal one of LaVine or White — and I think we know the answer to that question. It’s LaVine, and from there on out, Ball and White would operate as the Bulls’ back court of the future.

For the Timberwolves, this move would be about adding a potential breakout candidate in Markkanen in order to appease Karl-Anthony Towns. For a while, there have been whispers about Towns wanting to leave Minnesota. Hopefully, adding Markkanen while retaining a top-4 pick would help ease his mind.

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For the Bulls, you’d be looking to deal LaVine for help at the forward position, unless they believe Thaddeus Young could start in Markkanen’s place in the meantime. Regardless, it’s an aggressive move for both teams and either side would have reason to be hopeful for the future.