Chicago Bulls: 4 reasons Kevin Love trade foundation worth building

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3. Draft night possibilities

Since both the Bulls and the Cavs should be in similar positions come the 2019 NBA Draft, the trade possibilities are nearly endless. The Bulls should have some valuable future picks to work with too. What the Cavs have that’s different from the Bulls includes a lengthier timeline to get the rebuild going.

The Bulls have more pieces in store at the moment to get things up and running and finally contend in the East. Rising stars like shooting guard Zach LaVine, center Wendell Carter Jr., and power forward Lauri Markkanen could help this team make a big push for the playoffs next season if everyone is able to stay healthy.

This rebuild for the Cavs could circle around veteran big man Tristan Thompson and former Alabama Crimson Tide point guard Collin Sexton. It seems like the Cavs front office is committed to making things work around Sexton for the long-term. He came up big down the stretch after a slow start to his rookie campaign.

Yet, the Bulls could wind up trading down if it lands in the draft lottery before the Cavs. An earlier selection in the lottery that could help fill a bigger need should be more important to the Cavs than retaining an expensive veteran like Kevin Love. We already mentioned all that could happen for the Bulls on draft night depending on what happens in the lottery. This is an intriguing prospect to watch.