Chicago Bulls: 4 reasons Kevin Love trade foundation worth building

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1. Lack of power forward depth in free agency and NBA Draft

There are a lot of intriguing prospects at the top of the 2019 NBA Draft board, especially among the early lottery selections. But, this is one of the thinner draft classes in general thanks to a lack of frontcourt talent. Outside of the Duke Blue Devils Naismith Award winning freshman sensation Zion Williamson, there looks to be a major lack of difference makers that can play in the frontcourt.

A deep class in free agency could also be at its thinnest spot at the four position. Since the Bulls might not get the opportunity to add a difference maker for the frontcourt rotation through either the 2019 NBA Draft or free agency, turning to the trade market could be the last good option to move the rebuild timeline forward this summer.

Kevin Love is one of the better options that could help all the youth that is trying to move this roster forward for the Bulls. If the Cavs give the Bulls front office the right price tag, Love could also be the most talented option that is realistic to go after. A player that averages more than 18 points per game and 11 rebounds in his NBA career is a huge possible add for the Bulls.

Next. Trading down the best option for Bulls in the draft?. dark

The sizable $24 million base salary for Love could be dealt with for the Bulls if a player like small forward Otto Porter Jr. is dished out this summer. He could be a part of a deal involving the Bulls and Cavs, and it would offload his base salary of more than $25 million. Both Love and Porter Jr. bring ideal skill sets that fit well in today’s NBA style of play.