Even after coming off a brutal loss to the Brooklyn Nets, the Chicago Bulls still remain atop the Eastern Conference. Although, that loss only confirmed some common suspicions.
The Bulls saw Derrick Jones Jr. go out with a knee injury within the first 30 seconds of that game, and thus played the remainder of the game without Jones after already being down Alex Caruso and Javonte Green.
Going forward, the Bulls must try and add another body to their forward rotation. One of the most common rumors going around lately is that the Bulls would trade Coby White in a potential deal for such a player.
The problem with trading White, though, is that the Bulls then give up their top bench scorer who might be starting on several other teams at the moment. Instead, there are other options.
Instead of trading Coby White like the rumors suggest, the Chicago Bulls should wait until the buyout market arrives.
White will be an invaluable piece to this Bulls team come playoff time. When games are tight, and Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan are in need of a rest, it’s White who will give this team a lift offensively.
The Bulls can easily find another forward on the upcoming buyout market. There are several teams, right now, that will likely be parting ways with some notable names instead of trading them before the February 10 deadline.
There are three specific players who would be excellent fits on this Bulls team if they were bought out, and any one of them could end up being the missing piece.