Trade Number 2
Take the previous package and throw in guard Seth Curry, who gives the Bulls some extra shooting for the remainder of this season. Curry is a free agent at the end of the season, so tossing him in is essentially a formality to make the trade look a little better than it did before.
None of the Nets’ players sent back to Chicago carry a contract longer than two seasons, which is good for the Bulls considering the first rounders from Brooklyn aren’t coming for a few years. It will allow them to build over the next few seasons without their aging veterans and completely strip down the roster. That rebuild only begins with trading LaVine; there would be more moves in the future, for sure.
Maybe not this year, but DeMar DeRozan would absolutely get dealt next, especially because his contract is up after the 2023-2024 season and he’s playing excellent basketball. Just think about what type of return DeRozan could net from a contending team.