Chicago Bulls: 4 early trade targets for new GM Marc Eversley

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3. Bradley Beal, Shooting Guard

The real key for the Bulls is to find that bona fide star that could give more direction to this rebuild than anything else. Whether that be through the development of the young core currently in place, additions in the NBA Draft, or by hitting the free agent/trade market is up to the likes of Eversley and Karnisovas.

But likely the most instantaneous way to go about landing a true star is going to be hitting the trade market. The 2020 free agency class isn’t as fruitful at 2019 was or 2021 will be. Teams will start trying to make moves to configure their cap sheet to be in a better spot to land the top targets come 2021 free agency in the coming months, though.

This could mean that a very valuable potential trade target like Washington Wizards 6-foot-3 and 205 pound shooting guard Bradley Beal can emerge. If the Bulls put the right trade chips on the table, then both parties should be open to all options. Both the Wizards and Bulls are in bad spots for their rebuilds and could use help from the other.

Beal is the most valuable player that the Wizards would have to offer, but they just handed him a large contract extension. He could still be movable this coming offseason, though. The Bulls should put all hands on deck to go after him if this is the case.

He averaged 30.5 points per game, 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists, and 1.2 steals, while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from beyond the arc in the season prior to the hiatus.