Chicago Bulls: 3 trades to consider with 2021 playoff teams

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As we are now down to the remaining four teams in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, things are getting more and more intense. For a team like the Chicago Bulls, a postseason run like, say, the Atlanta Hawks, is a mere pipe dream right now.

But, the Bulls aren’t too far away from being able to surprise some folks just as the Hawks have been doing. The pieces they have in place include a duo that should be kept around for the long haul.

Ensuring the Bulls keep Zach LaVine around on a multi-year extension should be priority number one for Vice President Arturas Karnisovas. That would mean he and big man Nikola Vucevic would remain in Chicago for the foreseeable future.

From there, all the Bulls need is one more piece to contend. One more stud player should launch the Bulls from a playoff outsider to a playoff contender.

The Chicago Bulls should pursue one of the top players from this year’s eliminated postseason teams.

This summer, we could see some big shakeups amongst some of the playoff teams from the 2020-2021 season.

The Philadelphia 76ers, for example, have some serious questions to answer about their franchise going forward. They might be one of the teams who make an enormous change.

If the Bulls wanted to continue being aggressive as they were this past season in acquiring Vucevic, they could opt to engage with a team like Philadelphia — or even one of a couple other squads.

Which of the following trades would you most like to see happen?