Bulls Rumors: Chicago trying to get Jerami Grant without trading P-Will

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The talk of the town in Chicago will continue to surround any emerging Bulls rumors in the few weeks ahead of the trade deadline next month. The Bulls are still sitting in a good spot in the Eastern Conference standings right now. But a recent major wave of injuries has halted a lot of the momentum the Bulls found earlier in the month.

It’s hard to figure out what direction the Bulls’ front office will go at the deadline, though. There are some options, but this latest wave of injuries could limit what the Bulls can do to truly elevate their contender status in the East before some of their key players return from their various injury issues.

Before this latest wave of injuries, maybe the most hotly discussed potential trade target for the Bulls was the Detroit Pistons star forward Jerami Grant. And it still seems like the Bulls’ front office is going to try to get Grant to Chicago, despite the potential change in positional need in the wake of all of the recent injuries.

Bulls rumors indicating the front office wants to get Jerami Grant without giving up Patrick Williams

There is a recent occurrence that could potentially give some insight into what the Bulls are looking to do at the trade deadline, though. According to a report from Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report this week, the Bulls are trying to find ways to get a deal done with the division foe Pistons to get Grant without giving up second-year forward Patrick Williams.

The reality of making that happen, though, will be much more difficult than it sounds. With the number of suitors going after Grant from the Pistons right now, the Bulls might have to include Williams if they want to get this deal done.

Granted, executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley might be more willing to part ways with more future draft capital than most Bulls fans realize.

All in all, it will be interesting to see if the Bulls can get a deal done with a team like the Pistons for Grant, or with the Sacramento Kings for veteran forward Harrison Barnes. There is another route the Bulls could go just to add more support pieces and wait for key players like point guards Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso to return to the lineup likely around March.

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Grant looks to be the biggest splash move that the Bulls could make at the deadline. But managing to put together a starting unit at some point this season that includes Lonzo, star shooting guard Zach LaVine, star forward DeMar DeRozan, Grant, and center Nikola Vucevic, would truly be something special to behold.