Chicago Bulls: 3 reasons Chris Paul trade poses horrible idea

Chris Paul Chicago Bulls (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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1. So many better options

Could the Chicago Bulls succeed with Chris Paul as a point guard in this starting five? Yes, without a doubt. Would the scenario for Paul to lead the Bulls have to be much different than it would be in reality now? Also, yes.

The Bulls can’t afford to take the long-term detriment that would be the massive CP3 contract while giving up valuable commodities in return. There are so many better options available.

Whether GarPax is looking toward the NBA Draft or free agency (or another trade deal that suits them better), there are a number of better options than this rumored deal for Paul. The Bulls could nab a piece like Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland or North Carolina Tar Heels floor general Coby White in the lottery of this year’s draft.

What the Bulls need now is an answer to move them into the future that is more capable than Dunn was for the past two seasons. Dunn showed little to no improvement last season with the Bulls compared to his first after coming over from Minnesota.

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Locking in a veteran point guard for a low-risk, medium-reward type return is what the Bulls should be shooting for this summer. The Bulls would even be more warranted to reach out to a declining point guard option like the former Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers star Isaiah Thomas than getting Paul in this deal.