Chicago Bulls: 3 trade packages with the Denver Nuggets

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In this possible trade package, the Bulls do have to send out a pretty significant amount of future assets including Markkanen and a future first round draft pick. Sending out a future first round draft pick comes with a good amount of risk for Karnisovas and the Bulls. He can use as much future draft capital as he can get his hands on.

However, it is worth it for the Bulls to part with the likes of Markkanen and a future first, along with Hutch and former New York Knicks center Luke Kornet, if it means getting this good of a return.

What the Nuggets sent the Bulls in return in this possible trade package is Porter Jr., and two small forwards in Torrey Craig and Keita Bates-Diop.

Getting Craig in trade discussions would be great for the Bulls since he brings that legit two-way wing presence off the bench to the table that this rotation so desperately needs. In the last two seasons combined, Craig posted a positive defensive box plus/minus rating, around three total defensive win shares, and a field goal percentage north of 46.0.

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This makes a lot of sense from all sides. The Nuggets get to tack rotation in areas they could use it most, and they get to buy low on the likes of Kornet and Markkanen. They also get a future first round pick for their troubles. Meanwhile the Bulls could be getting a future star in MPJ, and fill out their wing depth needs with Bates-Diop and Craig.