Grade the Trade: Bulls land star guard Trae Young in proposed deal

Zach LaVine, Trae Young, Chicago Bulls, NBA Trade Rumors (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
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Trae Young, Chicago Bulls, Grade the trade proposal
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Outlining Bleacher Report’s proposed Bulls trade for Trae Young

Although the Bulls would likely prefer to land a bonafide top-10 player if they’re going to take a swing for the fences, they don’t really have the assets to get a deal like that done. Without a single premiere prospect on the team or an excess of draft capital in the war chest, they’ll need to get savvy if they want to make any radical improvements via trade.

That’s why Trae Young is a particularly interesting option, as he’s an undeniably great player with just enough faults to make his own team consider moving him in the first place. Young would fill in the vacant point guard position left in the absence of Lonzo Ball, and would immediately be able to play a big role in Chicago.

The Bulls likely aren’t interested in making this move if it means moving off either of their All-Stars, which means they can’t be that picky with the remaining options on the table. The Hawks will demand a platter of young talent and future draft picks to get this deal, a risk Chicago may just have to be willing to take.

Lonzo Ball will be included in this deal primarily to make the salary match, but Patrick Williams, Coby White, Dalen Terry, and the future draft picks will be the primary assets the Hawks would be interested in here. This deal checks out in the trade machine and may be equitable in terms of player value, but is this a trade both parties would actually agree to?