3. Trade Zach LaVine to the highest bidder
Moving on from Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan should start a full-scale rebuild in Chicago. Yes, LaVine is only 28 and under contract for three more years, but should the Bulls pay him $40-plus million per season to win 30 games? The two-time All-Star is an elite scorer that should be in the middle of his prime.
LaVine is no stranger to trade rumors, but what could the Bulls get in return? The package for an All-Star is often higher than fans anticipate because there are only so many elite players. Could the Bulls get two first-round picks and a young player back for LaVine?
Suddenly, the Bulls have a ton of capital to improve their roster. If they get four additional first-rounders plus a couple of young talents for their three stars, Chicago could quickly sink to the bottom of the league. After three or four years, the Bulls could be right back in the mix with a talented young core.
If the Bulls deal all three stars to get out of their current mess, they should not stop there. The Chicago Bulls needs to maximize the value of every player on their roster if they want to return to contention in a few years.