This possible trade package almost brings more intrigue to the table than the previous idea for the Chicago Bulls. Maybe Boylen could actually utilize younger wings like shooting guard Terrance Ferguson and the former first round draft pick and rookie small forward Darius Bazley.
Landing any of the nice trade chips that the Oklahoma City Thunder are working with this season could be great for the Bulls. In this trade scenario, the main trade chip at work is the former Los Angeles Clippers star forward Danilo Gallinari.
That efficient scoring ability that Gallinari brought to the table for the Clippers last season is shining through in spots for the Thunder again this season. Gallinari is averaging 19.0 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists on around 45 percent shooting from the field and 43 percent shooting from three-point range. He’s more productive than just about any other big man the Bulls have on the roster this season.
And what this helps for the Thunder in return from the Bulls is a much-needed two-way wing with Porter Jr. and a strong spot-up three-point shooting presence with fourth-year shooting guard Denzel Valentine.
If the Thunder still manage to stay in playoff contention in the Western Conference through the midpoint of the regular season, then a trade like this could make sense. And the move to get a solid veteran star forward like Gallinari is a very valuable addition for the Bulls.