NBA Trades the Bulls Need to Consider
After helping out the Houston Rockets with multiple questionable trades, it’s time for the Bulls to pull a trade that will actually help their own team.
Barring injuries, this team has been very disappointing. From Hoiberg getting fired, to Dwyane Wade trading jerseys with the MASCOT, this team is on the worst rollercoaster ever.
Since this is rock bottom for the Bulls (hopefully), there is only going up from here. And why not start off with some trades?
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Enes Kanter for Jabari Parker
This is an actual trade rumor, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, and it actually makes sense. Their contracts are expiring. They are both making roughly $20 million this season. And Jabari wants out.
If both teams decide they want to acquire the other player for the 2019-20’ season, what’s so bad about having a tryout on how they fit with their team for the rest of the 18-19’ season?
Antonio Blakeney for Orlando Magic’s 2019 second round pick (Via Nets)
Antonio Blakeney is a ball-dominant, streaky scorer who struggles to keep the ball moving. Luckily, he is only 22-years-old and has enough potential to package him in a trade.
Next season, with Valentine returning, Blakeney is set to be a third-string player behind LaVine and Valentine. If he’s not getting minutes this season, then he’s more than likely not going to get more minutes next season with Valentine’s return. Orlando should be very interested since they have multiple picks, and their backup shooting guard, Terrence Ross, is likely going to test free agency.
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Zach LaVine, Wendell Carter Jr., and their Unprotected 2019 First Round Pick for Anthony Davis
If the Pelicans miss the playoffs; If the Bulls feel like this season shows low chemistry between their young core; If Anthony Davis requests a trade, then the Bulls MUST pursue this trade.
Davis is arguably the best player in the NBA right now AND he’s from Chicago. Davis would automatically make the Bulls Eastern Conference contenders, especially with Lauri Markkanen still on the team. The Bulls would have the best frontcourt in the NBA and would be lead by Chicago’s own. It would be Chicago’s dream come true.
As for the Pelicans, they would be getting an all-star caliber player in Zach LaVine, a young elite defender in Wendell Carter Jr., and a great chance of getting a franchise player in the 2019 draft. With all this young talent along with their own 2019 lottery pick, they would have the brightest future in the NBA next season.