4. Patrick Williams
Among all of Chicago’s best ‘win-now’ assets, Patrick Williams would undoubtedly net the Bulls the biggest haul. The 21-year-old forward has displayed consistent growth in his game, but if the Bulls are looking to accelerate their timeline and compete for a championship now, he’s the most obvious candidate to go.
That being said, Williams has grown into a role that would be difficult to replace with the snap of a finger. He is no longer just an intriguing prospect, as he’s elevated his game to become the Bulls’ best spot-up shooter and second-most reliable defender on the roster. If Chicago is to even consider dealing Pat away at this point, they’d need to receive a true difference-maker in return.
Patrick Williams and Alex Caruso are undoubtedly two of the Chicago Bulls’ most desirable trade assets.
3. Alex Caruso
Alex Caruso has reportedly received much interest from rival teams leading up to the trade deadline, and it should come as no surprise. Caruso has proven to be one of the NBA’s most dynamic perimeter defenders and could drastically improve another team’s championship odds if they choose to trade for him.
Caruso is first in the NBA in steals per 100 possessions, first in DRAPTOR, and second in DBPM. The advanced stats prove his defensive merit is simply undeniable. That being said, it seems the Bulls are reluctant to deal Caruso away in the second season of his four-year deal unless they’re “blown away” by an offer.