3 way-too-early trades the Chicago Bulls should consider

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Chicago Bulls, De’Aaron Fox

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Trade Number 1: The Chicago Bulls go after a long-term, star point guard solution

This first scenario is a bit of a pipe dream, but don’t count out the Sacramento Kings as being big-time sellers at the deadline. That is certainly not out of the question for a team that has lacked an identity for a while now.

The Bulls’ biggest problem, over the course of the last year, has been their point guard situation. Ball, of course, has not played for a very long time and the Bulls were much better with him on the court. If Chicago wanted to end the experiment with Ball and quit waiting around, they could try to put together a monstrous package for Sacramento in order to acquire De’Aaron Fox.

Bulls Get
PG De’Aaron Fox
F Harrison Barnes
Kings Get
C Nikola Vucevic
PG Lonzo Ball
First round pick

Fox is just 24 years old and currently posting a line of 26.5 points (career high), 5.4 rebounds (career high), 4.8 assists and is being utterly wasted on a team like the Kings. If brought to Chicago, Fox would give the Bulls maybe the most lethal one-through-three combination in the league between he, LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.

The Bulls would trade Nikola Vucevic, Lonzo Ball, and a first rounder to land both Fox and Harrison Barnes. With Barnes, they would get a guy who could add depth at the wing spot while also still having guys like Javonte Green and Derrick Jones Jr. for depth.

Slide Andre Drummond into the starting lineup and go sign a guy like Demarcus Cousins, and the Bulls have their front court depth taken care of from there.

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