These 3 soon-to-be trade eligible players would help the Chicago Bulls

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Kelly Olynyk would help the Chicago Bulls’ depth in a big way

Another guy eligible to be traded on December 15 is Detroit Pistons big man Kelly Olynyk. The tough part about any deal for Olynyk is that it comes with the caveat of waiting. Olynyk is dealing with a knee sprain and was originally scheduled to miss about six weeks when he suffered the injury roughly three weeks ago.

if the Bulls dealt for Olynyk around the time he’s eligible to be traded, they would still be waiting another week or two for him to be healthy. Now, that’s not the worst case scenario, so he’s still worth looking at.

Detroit isn’t going to be a playoff contender right now, and Olynyk is more of a veteran journeyman who could help out a contending team like the Bulls. He’s versatile in that he can play the four or five and is a decent shooter.

The underrated aspect of Olynyk’s game, though, is that he’s been a fairly solid defender for most of his career. Only two seasons in his career did Olynyk end with a defensive rating of over 110, per Basketball Reference.

Like the aforementioned Lopez, Olynyk would likely come pretty cheap, too. Either one of those guys would be excellent reserve big men to help the Bulls stack some depth before a playoff run.