Less than two weeks from the trade deadline, could the Chicago Bulls get a deal done with their divisional foe Milwaukee Bucks?
Formulating a trade within the Central Division might be a difficult task for the Chicago Bulls. The shame in that is the fact that there might be more resources on the trade block to work with in the Central Division than any other in the NBA. But the Bulls do know these Central Division teams better than any other.
The Bulls could make the playoffs this season with the way they’re playing right now. Keep beating bad teams and the Bulls could take off down the stretch once key players like small forward Otto Porter Jr., power forward Lauri Markkanen, center Wendell Carter Jr., and rookie forward/center Daniel Gafford, all return from their various ailments.
Say that John Paxson and Gar Forman decide to keep their goal from the preseason and make a true playoff push down the stretch. Is there a team that can make a trade with them at the deadline where the framework is mutually beneficial within the Central Division?
That would likely either have to come from the top team in the Central Division (Milwaukee Bucks), or the team in the cellar (Cleveland Cavaliers). If the Detroit Pistons or Indiana Pacers play the role of buyers at the deadline, they likely wouldn’t want to do anything with a Bulls team that is a buyer too.
The Bucks do make for a very intriguing trade partner since they are trying to maximize their roster around the reigning NBA MVP, forward Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Here’s a look into the three possible trade packages that the Chicago Bulls could put together that would be mutually beneficial with the Milwaukee Bucks heading into the 2020 deadline.