Chicago Bulls: 5 realistic 2019 draft night trade partners

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Atlanta Hawks

A deal with the Atlanta Hawks could be a fallback move if the Chicago Bulls couldn’t make a deal with the Pelicans to trade up to fourth overall. If the Bulls aren’t in love with who’s left at seven there’s potential they could trade for the 10 and 17th overall picks.

The Hawks have been aggressive leading up to the draft trying to move up and acquire top talent after a dismal season finishing 29-53. Atlanta holds the No. 8, 10 and 17 picks in the first round this year.

The Bulls can trade back with Atlanta if they don’t have the assets to strike a deal with the Pelicans and move up to the fourth overall pick. Atlanta would likely swap the two to avoid picking at 17 and being on the outside looking in.

At 10 and 17, potential targets could include Cam Reddish (Duke) Sekou Doumbouya (France), Jaxson Hayes (Texas), Bol Bol (Oregon), Nassir Little (North Carolina), Kevin Porter Jr. (USC), and Romeo Langford (Indiana).

If the Bulls included Denzel Valentine, Cristiano Felicio, Antonio Blakeney, or Shaquille Harrison they can shed a few million off their salary. Moving Valentine alone would relieve $2.28 million and add support for free agency.

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