Chicago Bulls: 5 blockbuster trades to consider this offseason

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The Chicago Bulls could pull off a blockbuster trade involving John Wall

One of the NBA’s most notoriously bad contracts is that of point guard John Wall. The world seems to have forgotten about this man, as well. Wall used to be one of the league’s best and most exciting young point guards before running into a string of injury woes.

Starting in the 2017-2018 season, Wall began a streak that saw him play no more than 41 games in a season. His health has really become a problem; as has his contract. If the Bulls wanted to take a gamble while also netting a first-rounder, this deal might make sense.

With Wall, the Bulls would at least get one of the better point guards they have had in recent memory. Though he has become a forgotten man, Wall still posted a pretty strong season last year. Wall averaged 20.6 points, 6.9 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game.

The biggest problem for Wall this last year, though, was his efficiency. He shot a career-low 40 percent from the field. The positive, here, is that he’s still an above-average facilitator. That’s what the Bulls need more than anything.

Playing with two other All Stars in LaVine and Vucevic, Wall would have far less pressure on his shoulders to score. He is going to have to adapt and change his game a little bit, compared to how he used to play. Being able to dish to a pair of All Stars will definitely help that cause, and maybe Wall sees a career resurrection in Chicago.

The other aspect of this deal is the Bulls netting a first-round pick, mostly because Wall’s contract pays him over $90 million in the next two seasons.