Now more than halfway through the regular season slate, second-year head coach Billy Donovan and the Chicago Bulls are gearing up for the stretch run of what could be a special year in 2022. The Bulls are in prime position to make a deep postseason run, which is not something this team could say for a good while now.
But before the Bulls can fully put their focus on the final stretch run of the regular season, they now have to figure out their plan for the looming trade deadline. On Feb. 10, the Bulls are likely going to be one of the more aggressive teams at the trade deadline. Knowing the Bulls are very much in contention this season, the trade deadline is very important to get right.
Through the first 47 games of the regular season, the Bulls are sporting a record of 30-17. They are also riding a two-game winning streak following a Jan. 26 111-105 triumph at home over head coach Nick Nurse and the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls can push their winning streak to three games if they can top the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 28.
Which former Chicago Bulls players are worth pursuing at the deadline this year?
Yet, the Bulls do look like they can use some help to round out the roster while adding some pieces that can elevate the team’s contender status in the Eastern Conference down the stretch this season.
The trade deadline now has two goals for the trade deadline at this point of the season. The first is to make sure the roster is in the right spot to stave off this recent bad wave of injuries. And the second is to ensure that they have a top unit capable of contending to make a run to the NBA Finals.
One avenue that the Bulls could take at this point of the season to at least ensure there is plenty of depth in the rotation is to look into a few former players from this team that are on the trade block once again. Here’s a look into three former Bulls players that the team could go after at the deadline next month.