A big looming storyline for the Chicago Bulls in the next few weeks is the trade deadline that arrives on Feb. 10. Second-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Bulls could be pretty active at the trade deadline next month, depending on how aggressive the front office wants to get.
One aspect that is likely to be true about this year’s trade deadline compared to last is the fact that the Bulls aren’t going to be as aggressive. Last season, the Bulls were one of the most active teams around the NBA landscape at the trade deadline.
Last year’s trade deadline saw the Bulls nab two-time All-Star center Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic, shooting guard Javonte Green and center Daniel Theis from the Boston Celtics, and shooting guard/small forward Troy Brown Jr. from the Washington Wizards, among other moves. But the addition of Vucevic was definitely the biggest move of the trade deadline for the Bulls last season.
Guards the Chicago Bulls could potentially target to add depth at a small cost at the trade deadline
The Bulls are potentially still going to seek out a big splash move at the trade deadline if they can land someone like the Detroit Pistons star forward Jerami Grant or Sacramento Kings veteran forward Harrison Barnes. But both of those moves would cost the Bulls a lot in all likelihood.
Going after someone who can help the Bulls fill some of the newly-emerged depth needs in the backcourt unit could be a smart move. Knowing that the Bulls are already starting to value what key players they have left in the backcourt unit at this point, amid this big wave of injuries, it makes sense to bring in more guard depth at the deadline.
Here’s a look into three guards the Bulls could trade for at the deadline next month.