Turning to a team out in the Western Conference could be a good solution for the Chicago Bulls heading into the 2020 trade deadline.
A perfect trade partner for the Chicago Bulls this year could be similar to one that can exchange players in mutually beneficial fashion. Unless the Bulls are trying to stack future draft capital, then finding a trade deal at the deadline like they did last year to land small forward Otto Porter Jr. from the Washington Wizards could be the perfect way to go.
With the way the Bulls played in their Jan. 25 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road in the back end of back-to-back games, it doesn’t appear that management will be waiving the white flag on the season anytime soon. Shooting guard Zach LaVine went off and nearly amassed his first career triple-double. He racked up a game-high 44 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists in that 118-106 Saturday night Bulls win over the Central Division foe Cavaliers.
While the Bulls likely shouldn’t be thinking about moving a player like LaVine, keeping all trade options on the table is the right approach at this point. LaVine is about the closest thing that the Bulls have to a true star. And finding a true star was a key theme for the Bulls since they trade small forward Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves back in the 2017 offseason.
However, the Bulls need to first find a good trade partner that has a lot of chips to work with for the 2020 deadline. The Sacramento Kings (a team that the Bulls just lost to at home at the United Center on Jan. 24) seems like a good fit in this regard.
Here’s a look into three possible trade proposals that the Chicago Bulls could put together with a solid partner like the Sacramento Kings.