2 Players The Chicago Bulls Could Trade This Season


The Chicago Bulls are one of the hardest teams to figure heading into the 2023-24 season. What is their true mindset as they get ready to play another full year without star point guard Lonzo Ball? Are they aiming to try to stay competitive and fight for a playoff spot, or will they be ready to throw in the towel?

The answer to those questions will determine the future of many players on the roster. But let's have a look at two players who very well could be traded this season:

Zach LaVine

If the Bulls get off to a mediocre start to the season, it'll be hard for them to ignore the opportunity to jump-start a youth movement, and two-time All-Star and 25-point scorer LaVine could bring back the most assets. He's averaged 25.5 points and 4.5 assists over the last four seasons, while shooting well above 38% from long range. 

But it's those four years and $178M left on his massive contract that could make a deal difficult. 

Alex Caruso

Heading into the final fully-guaranteed year of his contract, at a very affordable $9.6M, Caruso could be a very attractive trade piece for contending teams looking to step up their defense. Able to guard both ballhandlers and wing players, Caruso has been in demand on the trade market for some time now, with teams like the Dallas Mavericks and his former employer the Los Angeles Lakers linked to him. 

If the Bulls finally decide their current mix just isn't worth waiting any longer for, they could pull the trigger on these valued veterans. 

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