The Chicago Bulls have a bigger positional on the wing than anywhere else in the rotation. Trading for Will Barton would help to fill that need.
Facing the daunting task of rejuvenating this rebuild, former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas had a busy offseason so far. Karnisovas replaced John Paxson as the Chicago Bulls lead voice in the front office, officially titled executive vice president of basketball operations. He’s made a number of moves to try and energize this rebuild heading into its fourth year.
Karnisovas first hired former Philadelphia 76ers senior VP of player personnel Marc Eversley to replace Gar Forman as the Bulls general manager. And he’s made a few other hires to round out the scouting department (which is still largely a work in progress) and the rest of the front office. It’s likely that we see more scattered hires to the scouting department, coaching staff, lower front office positions, etc. for the next few months.
Outside of Karnisovas and Eversley, the most important hire the Bulls made so far this offseason was replacing former head coach Jim Boylen with Billy Donovan. The former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach and 2019-20 Coach of the Year award finalist Donovan saw the door after five years at the helm in OKC. He should bring some excitement to the table for anyone associated with this Bulls team heading into next season.
Nonetheless, one big remaining task this offseason is refacing the roster construction. There are promising pieces on the current roster, but there’s also a lot of work still to be done. An interesting name could come up that the Bulls pursue this offseason, in wing Will Barton from the Nuggets.
And according to a piece from the weekend from the Denver Post, there’s a “real possibility” that the Nuggets look into trading someone that struggled during their postseason run, like Barton or shooting guard Gary Harris.
Here’s a look into three trades that the Bulls could put together to add key positional depth on the wing and move this rebuild forward by trading the Nuggets for Barton this offseason.