5 Players Bulls might replace Zach LaVine with by the trade deadline

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Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns
Chicago Bulls, Zach LaVine, Karl-Anthony Towns. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Karl-Anthony Towns

There have been rumblings about KAT’s availability from the moment they acquired Rudy Gobert. Minnesota paid a massive freight for the three-time Defensive Player of the Year and would not be able to recover the capital. Anthony Edwards is quickly becoming one of the best players in the world and is not going anywhere. If the Timberwolves are not a title contender, Towns is the player to trade.

The Bulls have Nikola Vucevic, but this is Chicago’s chance to add an elite floor-spacing big man who is under contract until 2027. Karl-Anthony Towns turns 28 in November. He is in his prime and ready to win. Can KAT do it in Chicago? It is a chance for Minnesota to add another elite scorer, and the Bulls get a new player to build around.

Town has scored over 20 points per game for seven straight years and is a career 39.5 percent 3-point shooter. The 6’11 big man can make plays and rebound. He could reach new heights in Chicago, but it is a risky move.

The Chicago Bulls are in a difficult position. They have three All-Stars on their roster but struggle to make the playoffs. Something has to change quickly. Can they right the ship and make a deep run or is it time to rebuild? That question will hang over the Bulls until they prove they can contend.