4 Bulls on the Chopping Block After DeMar DeRozan Trade

With DeMar DeRozan off to a new team, the Chicago Bulls are slowly entering into a rebuild heading into next season.
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3/4. Ayo Dosunmu and Jevon Carter

With the Bulls adding Josh Giddey to the roster, Chicago might need to make a tough decision on Dosunmu or Carter.

We could also throw Lonzo Ball into the point guard mix, but it all depends on his health, and he doesn’t have much value in the trade market. However, Dosunmu could get the Bulls something back in return after turning in a great 2023-24 season.

The former second-round pick averaged 12.2 points, 3.2 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game -- noticeable improvements from his first two years in the league. He also shot 50.1 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from three-point range. 

The 24-year-old is only making $7 million next season and $7.5 million in 2025-26, which aren’t huge salaries for another team to trade for. However, if the Bulls trade LaVine this offseason, they might want to keep Dosunmu around for his offense.

As for Carter, the defensive-minded point guard took a step back in his first season in the Windy City. The 28-year-old guard posted 5.0 points, 1.3 assists, and 0.8 assists per game. This was a far cry from what Carter did in his last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 8.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game.

He shot 42.3 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from three in his last year with the Bucks, but couldn’t duplicate that with the Bulls (37.8 FG% and 32.9 3pt%). With Carter making $6.5 million next season and having a $6.8 million player option for 2025-26, the Bulls could use his contract to include in a bigger trade involving LaVine or Vucevic.

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