With the deadline zooming in, it’s time we finally discuss Chicago Bulls’ trade targets 2022. Billy Donovan‘s squad has fared quite well throughout the season, and they managed to stay competitive even despite all the injuries and tough luck.
Arturas Karnisovas has shown no hesitation to pull the trigger and be aggressive in trades and big moves. From landing Nikola Vucevic to acquiring DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso; he’s proven that he’ll go the extra mile to improve their roster.
So, taking a look at the best players available at the NBA trade deadline, it’s not that far-fetched to think that Karnisovas could be tempted to make another big move. Barring injury, the Bulls’ roster is tailor-made for the postseason, and he knows that.
Bulls trade targets 2022
The Bulls could look to move Coby White, Patrick Williams, and even Ayo Dosunmu if they find the right value in return. With that in mind and the few needs they have right now, let’s take a look at some of the best Bulls trade deadline ideas:
3. Dennis Schroder
Bulls trade rumors have the team trying to acquire Dennis Schroder, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Boston Celtics are reportedly open to moving most of their players, and Schroder is a proven scoring guard on a team-friendly deal.
Dennis Schroder played a big role on the Los Angeles Lakers and even though he underperformed in the playoffs, he’s the kind of streaky scorer and solid playmaker they need right now. The only issue with him is that they won’t have much room for him once their guards are all back.
With Dosunmu and White both having more upside than Schroder, maybe trading for him isn’t the wisest idea. But the Bulls want to win right now, and both Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso will be on the shelf for the next couple of months at least.
2. Paul Millsap
At this point in his career, you don’t expect to see Paul Millsap among players available at the NBA trade deadline. But that only means that the Bulls could get a proven veteran at a big discount, especially after he told the Brooklyn Nets that he wants to leave.
The Bulls already have more than enough scoring and would only need Millsap for defensive purposes. He’s lost his first step to some extent but would still be a massive defensive upgrade until Patrick Williams is medically cleared to play again.
Moreover, we can’t ignore the fact that Millsap and Karnisovas go back to their days in Denver. Given his status with the Nets, he could be available for just a couple of second-round picks. If not, they could still get him in the buyout market.
1. Jerami Grant
And last but not least, we find Jerami Grant. He’s one of the most sought-after players right now, so the Bulls may have to overpay to get him. But we’ve already seen that Karnisovas won’t hesitate to do whatever it takes to get a deal done.
Grant would give them a versatile defender who can hold his own against Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo. That would address their huge need for a defensive-oriented power forward, and he can also play some small-ball five.
The only issue with Grant is that he’s reportedly eager to be a primary scorer. That’s not going to happen with DeMar DeRozan, Zach LaVine, and Nikola Vucevic on the court at the same time. But adding Grant to the mix would make them the biggest dark horse to win it all this season.
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