Examining 3 trade proposals to bring Anthony Davis to the Chicago Bulls

Anthony Davis, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)
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Born and raised on the South Side, Anthony Davis has been linked to his hometown Chicago Bulls for as long as I can remember. Since the golden days of MVP Derrick Rose, Bulls fans have thirsted for the chance to once again root for a local hero to lead the team back to glory.

Although these rumors were little more than speculation in the past, there’s a small chance there may now be more to them than meets the eye. This time might actually be different, as The Ringer’s Bill Simmons seems to believe there’s some “buzz” surrounding Davis’ availability on the trade market.

If the Lakers are willing to entertain trade offers for Davis, this could be a once-in-generation buy-low opportunity for the Bulls. It’s impossible to deny that he’d fit tremendously well in Chicago, on a team loaded up with dynamic scoring threats that could greatly benefit from having a defensive anchor and dominant post presence.

Off to a horrible 3-10 start to the season, the Lakers front office will be forced to have some difficult conversations about their future. In the meantime, Bulls fans will have to hold their breath on any AD trade rumor updates.

Let’s look at 3 suggested proposals from around the internet to see if the Chicago Bulls could really bring Anthony Davis home in a trade.

Plenty of fans have flocked toward trade machine sites to construct their ‘ideal’ trade package for Anthony Davis, and sports writers are no exception here. Several NBA-related sites have posted what they believe the Chicago Bulls should doll out to bring Davis aboard.

We decided to compile a few examples of what other sites had to say on the situation, in order to ascertain what might be a consensus asking price for the big man. Our goal here was to narrow things down to what the best or most realistic deal might actually look like, and evaluate if it’s actually a deal worth making from there.

Lake Show Life, SB Nation, and Bleacher Report were among the sites that discussed an AD-Bulls hypothetical trade, and I delivered a verdict for each proposal they made. Whether or not you’d personally accept any of these offers is well worth the debate. Here’s a look at what each site had to say.