One of the newest attention-grabbing Bulls rumors to fly onto the radar in Chicago ahead of the trade deadline next week involves Boston Celtics point guard Dennis Schroder. The eight-year NBA veteran point guard and first-year Celtic looks like he is one of the more likely players around the league to be on the move at the trade deadline on Feb. 10.
Multiple reports on Feb. 2 presented this rumor that the Bulls are considering going after Schroder at the trade deadline this year to add depth to their backcourt unit. There look to be two factors included in the reasoning for why the Bulls would want to add Schroder.
The first is the fact that there is a connection between second-year Bulls head coach Billy Donovan and Schroder from their time together with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Schroder played under Donovan when he was the Thunder head coach for two seasons between 2018-2020.
How the latest Bulls rumors surrounding Dennis Schroder could play out in Chicago
And the second reason why the Bulls could be targeting Schroder seems to be the recent injuries to some of their key point guards in the last month or so. Both Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso are likely to be out for the next five or six weeks at least for the Bulls as they’re dealing with various injury issues.
Schroder would add another point guard that the Bulls could either slot in the starting unit while Lonzo and Caruso are out. Or he could be an experienced floor general for Donovan to utilize in the second unit.
With that in mind, here’s a look into three potential trades that the Bulls could pull off with the Celtics to bring Schroder to Chicago.