NBA Trade Rumors: Kings Engaging Bulls in Trade Talks

Zach LaVine's name has been bandied about for some time now as a player that the Chicago Bulls would love to trade. Alex Caruso, on the other hand, has been one that they're not so inclined to move on from. 

For the Sacramento Kings, they're hoping for a deal that would bring both of the Bulls players to Northern California.

According to Matt Moore of Action Network, the Kings have engaged with Chicago in trade discussions. 

The Sacramento Kings are going back to the well with the same trade package they offered Toronto twice for OG Anunoby and Pascal Siakam. The offer includes Harrison Barnes, Kevin Huerter and draft pick compensation. They're known to have had calls with Chicago involving Zach LaVine and Alex Caruso.

That Barnes/Huerter package definitely wasn't enough to pry OG Anunoby or Pascal Siakam out of Toronto, but perhaps it could be used to woo the Bulls into a trade from players a notch below those two, like LaVine and Caruso.

The Kings, it's believed, would be interested in LaVine as a replacement for perennial Sixth Man candidate Malik Monk. They'd love to keep Monk, but as a UFA, he's bound to be priced out of the Kings' market. 

Unlike LaVine however, Caruso has plenty of other suitors around the league, and could be tougher to extract from the Bulls. The two-time All-Defensive Team member also had his best year on the offensive side of the ball this past season, at 10 points per game while shooting 40.8% from three-point land. 

Barnes and Huerter are both still signed for two more seasons at an average of $18.5M (Barnes), and $17M (Huerter).  

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