Chicago Bulls: 3 players that would benefit from a Luka Doncic trade

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The last player Doncic would elevate with on the Bulls is their rookie, Patrick Williams. Williams had an excellent rookie season with the Bulls, exceeding many expectations for the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Williams notoriously was the best defensive player for the Bulls right away. Williams defended Goliaths like LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, etc. On offense, he averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game.

Doncic would help Williams in a large way by taking defensive assignments off his back. Doncic is a great defender, never having recorded a negative box plus/minus, and holding a career average of 2.57 defensive win shares per season.

Williams was barely able to hold a positive defensive rating due to the fact that he guarded the toughest assignments against every team the Bulls’ played this season.

It goes without saying that Doncic can hold up his end on both ends of the floor, which would inevitably help out the overworked Williams on the defensive end.

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Some of you may be asking, wouldn’t Doncic help out LaVine?

Of course, Doncic would help out LaVine. However, they have very different offensive playing styles that would leave one or the other without the ball — which is a problem.

Both Doncic and LaVine need the ball to be successful on offense, which is difficult when they are both on the floor.

Billy Donovan would work his magic to figure that out, but it is a bump in the road for the two of them, and a reason I left LaVine out of the three players that would benefit from Doncic.