Chicago Bulls: 3 trades to make at the start of Training Camp

Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Wendell Carter Jr., Chicago Bulls Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 4
Next
Victor Oladipo (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Victor Oladipo (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /

2) Chicago Bulls Training Camp trades

This is the most significant of the three potential trade deals that the Bulls might be able to pull off around the start of Training Camp on this list. The Bulls most always proceed with caution if they get into negotiations with a divisional foe like the Indiana Pacers. If the Bulls aren’t careful, a trade like this could be consequential in a negative sense for them for years to come.

It might just be too big of a risk for Karnisovas and Eversley to want to take in their first year leading the Bulls front office.

If those two are willing to take a risk like this, and they don’t see a long-term future with the likes of power forward Lauri Markkanen and center Wendell Carter Jr., then it could be an option worth exploring. It does feel like the Bulls would be willing to part ways with WCJ in a trade like this more so than Markkanen. If they were able to get the standout center Myles Turner in return for WCJ, it would patch up the depth loss at the five immediately.

The former Texas Longhorns big man Turner took a bit of a step back in terms of per game stats and overall efficiency last season, but he would add a new dynamic to the Bulls offense for newly hired head coach Billy Donovan. His game is obviously more developed and versatile at this moment than WCJ.

The other big parts of this hypothetical trade package includes the Bulls sending OPJ to the Pacers. And in return the Pacers are also sending the two-time All-Star guard Victor Oladipo to the Windy City. It wouldn’t surprise many if the Pacers traded Oladipo in the very near future, and he would give Donovan another option for a primary ball handler with this offense.

Getting OPJ off of the cap sheet could also let the Bulls have a more conducive trade deadline to facilitating future success for this rebuild.