Chicago Bulls: Being careful about trading up in 2019 NBA Draft

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With rumors circulating about the Chicago Bulls being interested in moving up in the 2019 NBA Draft, the front office needs to be very cautious.

Moving up in any draft is always a viable option, and I am not saying that it is not this year. At the seventh overall pick, the Chicago Bulls could have very limited options. Trading up could be a franchise-changing move that takes the Bulls in the right direction. The question is the price of moving up and whether giving up whatever asset is necessary to do so is worth it.

There are many factors that could affect the Bulls’ decision to stay put or to move up today. If the team does decide to improve their draft positioning, the front office clearly has a player in mind that they want to take.

The team that has been rumored to be actively shopping their first round pick in the top six is the New Orleans Pelicans, who reportedly are seeking either an established star or future assets in a case in which they trade down. If the Bulls move up to four, they are more than likely to target Darius Garland of Vanderbilt.

Jarrett Culver could be on their radar as well, however I don’ see GarPax trading up and paying a significant price for a player who is not a a position of need or considered a generational-type talent. With this being said, let’s take a look at what it might take for the Chicago Bulls to get their hands on the fourth overall pick.