Grading 4 Bulls trade deadline targets from no-brainer to must-avoid

Breaking down several potential Bulls trade targets by desirability.

Nikola Vucevic, Bobby Portis, Chicago Bulls
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Jordan Clarkson - Absolute must-avoid

Some of you may read this and wonder why on earth I have Jordan Clarkson listed as an absolute must-avoid. After all, he is coming off a career season in 2022-23 where he averaged 20.8 points while operating in a full-time starting role, helping the Utah Jazz to many more wins than they were projected to get in preseason.

I am not disputing the fact that Clarkson is a masterful bucket-getter and would be an excellent piece for a lot of teams. But the fact of the matter is that by and large, his role has already been filled on this Bulls team thanks to Coby White's breakout.

It is understandable for fans to want the Bulls to add some additional scoring power, especially now that Zach LaVine's season is officially done for. But at this point, taking the ball out of Coby's hands would do more harm than good.

He and Clarkson would be doing a lot of the same things on the floor. You could always stagger the two, but I believe the Bulls need more of a playmaker that can thrive without the ball in their hands as well. With Lonzo Ball (hopefully) coming back next season, adding a guard on an expiring deal would be a much better play for Chicago.

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