2. Bulls snag Pascal
Siakam’s market depends on his willingness to re-sign with the team that acquires him. The 6’9 forward is a fringe All-Star, but not a true superstar. No team is breaking the bank to acquire Siakam. The Raptors have set a massive asking price, and it is difficult to meet for an expiring contract. Any team that trades for him must be positive they can re-sign him.
Would Siakam be willing to come to Chicago? If so, it opens the door for the Bulls. The Raptors will ask for everything, but the final offer likely looks something like this.
The Bulls trade Patrick Williams after acquiring an upgrade over him at the four. They also part with Alex Caruso and Coby White in a deal that cannot take place until Jan. 15. The two first-round picks convince the Raptors to accept, but it would be difficult to give up those three pieces plus draft capital.
Chicago needs a ball-handling four who can space the floor, get buckets, handle the ball, and play hard-nosed defense. Pascal Siakam would be a fantastic fit, but convincing the Raptors to sell is not easy.
If Toronto decides to rebuild, expect the Chicago Bulls to inquire about Pascal Siakm and OG Anunoby, but landing one or both will not be easy.