Grade the trade: Bulls reset in proposed Draft day trade with Pistons

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A big risk for the Chicago Bulls 

Duren and Ivey have both shown promise, but Duren is terrible defensively and Ivey is an inefficient tweener who needs the ball in his hands to thrive. 

He could be a nice fit off the bench if Giddey and White are your starting backcourt, so the Bulls would be betting on Ivey making a leap and at least being a servicable scoring option off the bench. Duren is a double-double machine who can rebound and score around the rim. But both are extension eligible next summer (just like Giddey), so they'd have to make those leaps quickly for the Bulls to invest in hefty extensions.

The 5th pick in this draft might not be much different than the 11th, so the Bulls aren’t gaining a ton there unless they have their eye on a particular guy. Both Matas Buzelis and Donovan Clingan have been mentioned as possibilities if the Bulls trade up

The Bulls would go from one of the oldest to one of the youngest teams in the league and have a nice foundation to go along with financial flexibility, two things they do not currently have.

But be careful what you wish for. The Pistons are also a young team with potential and financial flexibility and they just won 14 games last season with two of these guys in their starting five. 

At the very least, the Bulls would get off LaVine’s deal and get to take flyers on three young players, two of which were 5th picks in the draft. If they want to reset, this would be one way to do it, but fans would need to prepare to be bad for a few seasons while all of these young players develop. 

Grade: B+