3 trade deadline targets the Bulls were smart to avoid

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Goran Dragic, Chicago Bulls
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With the trade deadline now in the rearview mirror officially for the Chicago Bulls, it is important to focus on what could be available for the front office if they’re looking to build out this roster via the buyout market. But knowing the buyout market also involves seeing which potential buyout market candidates were on the move on deadline day last week.

Despite the Bulls staying quiet and not making any moves at the trade deadline (or on the days/weeks leading up to deadline day on Feb. 10), the deals from that day could still be indicative of some potential buyout market targets. If the Bulls are going to be a very active player in the buyout market in the weeks ahead, it will be interesting to see how the deadline impacted any potential moves they make.

Dennis Schroder and the Chicago Bulls’ trade deadline targets they were smart to avoid

Moreover, it was just a few months ago that it looked like the Bulls could be one of the more active teams in the Eastern Conference at the trade deadline. Potential big-name trade targets such as the Detroit Pistons star forward Jerami Grant and Sacramento Kings veteran forward Harrison Barnes looked to highlight who the Bulls could pursue on the trade block on Feb. 10.

It is worth bringing up the point that there are certain trade targets the Bulls could’ve potentially gone after at the deadline that it looks like the front office was smart to avoid. Here’s a look into three of those players that fit into that bucket.