Chicago Bulls Rumors: Potential trade packages to move up for LaMelo Ball

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Wouldn’t this be something? LaVine is on the second half of his 2-year, $78 million deal he signed with the Bulls back in 2018 and that’s more than team-friendly at this point. That’s an absolute steal.

For a team like Minnesota wanting to compete right now with the likes of Towns and Russell, getting a guy like LaVine back in town would certainly make things interesting.

For the Bulls, this isn’t too crazy to imagine. After all, LaVine has seemingly had his name amongst trade rumors since he became a Bull. His defense is still no where to be found, and he’s now one of the veterans of this roster. He is more likely to be moved than any of the younger guys, especially considering his contract being so easy to trade.

This actually makes sense for Chicago if they covet Ball, because then they would get to see he and White in action together as the starters — assuming Ball starts at some point this season.

Instead of having a conundrum with so many guards, LaVine is now gone and they don’t have to worry about that issue. Also, being able to hang onto Markkanen and Carter means this team actually has a chance to be competitive sooner rather than later. That is, of course, assuming Ball pans out.

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For the record, I don’t believe many Bulls fans want to see them trade up for Ball. He has a lot of question marks. However, fans should at least give the new front office the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise.