7 Most likely Chicago Bulls to be traded away this summer

The Bulls must consider trading these players this offseason.
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6. Alex Caruso

The Bulls set an incredibly high asking price for Caruso before the deadline. They wanted multiple first-round draft picks but missed their best opportunity to trade the elite defensive guard.

The 30-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and making just $9.8 million. Even if the Bulls extend him, Caruso likely gets a significant raise after two straight years of making the All-Defensive team. His shooting, versatility, and defense make him a fit for any contender and raise his value. Caruso may get $20 million per season in his next contract.

The Bulls must extend or trade him. Given they turned down multiple offers before the deadline, Arturas Karnisovas and the front office have no plans of letting him go. Do not be surprised to see Chicago offer him a massive contract extension.

If Caruso makes it known he wants out or the two sides cannot work out a fresh contract, the Bulls will be forced to trade him. They cannot let him reach unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2025 and risk losing him with zero return. The 6’5 wing holds the cards and likely makes the franchise get out their checkbook this offseason. If not, Caruso could be dealt before the Bulls return for the 2024-25 season.