Chicago Bulls: 3 trades with the Sixers to move down in first round

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Ben Simmons, Josh Richardson Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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2) Chicago Bulls draft night trades with the Sixers

This trade package in particular is the biggest of the three at least in terms of the player and pick exchange involved. The Bulls have a lot of player and draft assets to be able to get Morey and the Sixers to the table for discussions. But about the most notable trade assets that the Bulls have to offer right now are some form of shooting guard Zach LaVine, center Wendell Carter Jr., point guard Coby White, and Markkanen.

The former two of those four key parts of the young core for the Bulls are worthy building blocks for Karnisovas and Eversley. If trading them means the Bulls getting the likes of both Richardson and the former LSU Tigers 6-foot-10 point guard Ben Simmons, then this would bring a lot of intrigue to the table for their camp.

Simmons is a true star, and his value to the Sixers as a whole really shined through when he was out for most of the playoff series against the three-seed Boston Celtics in the first round. The Sixers wound up getting swept in the first round by the Celtics, and there was just too much pressure on star center Joel Embiid to do everything himself.

In return for Simmons, Richardson, and the Sixers lone first round draft pick this year (21st overall), the Bulls do ship off a good portion of their young core. They send LaVine, WCJ, and forward Thaddeus Young, along with the fourth overall pick in this draft lottery, in exchange for the Sixers load of a return.