Since the Portland Trail Blazers were bounced from the 2021 NBA Playoffs, the basketball world has become ablaze (pun intended) with rumors in regards to Damian Lillard’s future. With the Chicago Bulls needing a point guard, this topic immediately becomes relevant.
Even recently, the rumors have not stopped. One of the more notable ones to pop up this week is the whispers around the Golden State Warriors “internally discussing” Lillard and a potential deal for him.
While it’s no surprise the Warriors would pursue a splash deal to get themselves back on a championship road, the Blazers would obviously want a hefty package for the All Star guard.
The Bulls may not have the best possible assets to get a deal done for Lillard, but if they enlisted the help from a third team, it then could become a possibility.
The Chicago Bulls should do whatever it takes to land Damian Lillard in a trade.
Right now, the Bulls would be an instant contender if they added Lillard to their core of Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic. Lillard would give Chicago a dynamic “big three” and the Bulls would undoubtedly be able to compete with some of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
Chicago gave up a lot to land Vucevic last year, but at this point that proves they are more likely to make additional big moves than to stand pat. Arturas Karnisovas means business, and he knows that right now the Bulls will not contend, but one more significant move could be the key.
If the Bulls wanted a little help in trading for Lillard, the following trade packages might make sense.