A potentially solid trade target for the Chicago Bulls could lie right here in the Central Division, if they could get Victor Oladipo from the Pacers.
The Chicago Bulls are in the very unique position this offseason in the Central Division of having a potent roster, new look front office regime, new coaching staff and scouting department, while not having a clear direction as of yet. We won’t really know where the Bulls are truly steering this ship heading into the fourth year of the rebuild until they start altering the roster construction.
And the Bulls can’t really start altering the roster construction until the next cycle of free agency and the 2020 NBA Draft takes place. It’s hard to tell exactly when the next cycle of free agency will start as the NBA continues to kick the can down the road with the new CBA. But it likely will be within a few weeks of the NBA Draft taking place that this cycle of free agency will officially begin.
There are also other methods in which the Bulls can alter the roster construction in a positive sense this offseason. One big way would be to hit the trade block to reshape the roster in the mould that newly hired former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan would best be able to utilize in the next few years at least.
A name that keeps surfacing around the Central Division on the trade block this offseason is the Indiana Pacers veteran combo guard and former Indiana Hoosier Victor Oladipo. And with the Pacers just recently hiring Nate Bjorkgren as their next head coach, The Athletic reports that there’s still no public indication that Oladipo is planning to stick around in Indy.
The Bulls have a lot of interesting trade packages that could be configured with an unlikely partner in discussions in the Pacers. Here’s a look at three possible trades that could go down that would benefit both the Bulls and Pacers with Oladipo involved.