The Chicago Bulls must avoid these 3 trade deadline mistakes

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Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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3. Don’t add another guard to a crowded backcourt

The Bulls have had reported interest in Bones Hyland, Mike Conley, and Terry Rozier. While these players will be in high demand over the next few days, they would not fit well with the current roster that Chicago has constructed. Hyland and Rozier are score-first guards that are not as necessary on a team with 3 highly offensive-focused players and a plethora of guards on the team.

The Bulls’ backcourt depth is strong, as they currently have Zach LaVine, Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso, Goran Dragic, Coby White, an injured Lonzo Ball, and last year’s first-rounder, Dalen Terry. Even if White does get traded, the Bulls still have plenty of guys in the backcourt that bring their own strengths.

The Chicago Bulls would receive diminished returns by trading for another guard.

Additionally, this can finally be the chance for Dalen Terry to get consistent minutes, as the 20-year-old has really only seen action in garbage time this season. However, the rookie has brought energy to the court every time he’s played, even scoring his first NBA dunk against the Spurs:

A Mike Conley trade may be more attractive than the other two options if the Bulls want to add an experienced floor general to the mix, but he will likely be a worse fit with Chicago as a 35-year-old that may command a larger trade package than the Bulls should be willing to offer.

It would definitely be more beneficial for the Bulls to pass on this and look for a larger power forward to give more versatility at the position, which is more of a weakness than the backcourt right now. If the Bulls can look to avoid these mistakes, they will not only be in a good position for this season, but a solid one for the future as well.

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