The Chicago Bulls aren’t having the best year ever. They were a really good team in 2021-22 but this year has been anything but kind to them. Between injuries and inconsistent play, things just haven’t gone very well for them.
Now, there are a couple of things that they can do to improve their chances of at least making it to the play-in tournament. One thing they can do is try and land Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday as a part of a three-team deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is obviously a big move ahead of the NBA trade deadline.
There is a chance that the Utah Jazz buy Westbrook out following this deal. In that case, he will become a free agent that is free to sign with any team in the league. He hasn’t been anything special over the last few seasons but he has obviously been a Hall of Fame talent in his career.
The Chicago Bulls seem to be interested in Russell Westbrook’s services.
According to NBA insider Chris Haynes of TNT/Bleacher Report, the Chicago Bulls would be interested in Westbrook if he is in fact bought out by the Jazz. That would certainly change the outlook of the entire team for the rest of the season.
Westbrook has been an MVP of this league that has had a very decorated career. Now, he is looking to have a redemption story with whatever team is next for him. If anyone has the talent to pull something like that off, it very well might be him.
Assuming the Bulls don’t trade any of their big guns, Westbrook may fit in with guys like Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic. It would certainly be interesting to see what kind of chemistry these guys have together, especially with Lonzo Ball’s return cloudy.
Nothing is set in stone yet but it is wild to hear that the Bulls would be interested in this. Clearly, they haven’t given up on this season. Obviously, there will be other suitors for Westbrook as well. At the end of the day, it would just be a cool story for the Bulls if they did this.