Chicago Bulls: 3 crazy trade packages for Ben Simmons

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It has been a few years since the Chicago Bulls have been a steady playoff threat in the Eastern Conference of the NBA. They feel like they are getting closer to being relevant again but there is a lot of work to do before that happens. They started by hiring a new President of Basketball Operations, General Manager, and Head Coach before the 2020-21 season started.

The Chicago Bulls are going to keep trying to make big moves as an organization.

Last season, they hit the fourth overall pick in the lottery and made a big trade to acquire Nikola Vucevic. It was good times but it didn’t lead to them making the playoffs. In fact, they played themselves out of playoff contention down the stretch of the season.

Their 2021 draft pick was top-four protected but they didn’t win any of the spots. Now, the Orlando Magic will make the 8th overall selection with their pick. That leaves the team in an interesting spot as they try to take the next step which is being a better team on the court. Over the summer, you can expect them to be involved in a lot of different rumors.

There are plenty of names out there that could be considered. Lonzo Ball could very well get traded. The Bulls were in on him during the season before the trade deadline but nothing came of it. Now, after the stunning playoff loss by the Philadelphia 76ers, Ben Simmons’ name has become a hot topic. There are some people in favor of it and some that are strongly opposed. If the Chicago Bulls were to consider a trade like that, it might look something like this: