Why This Trade Makes Sense For The Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls have started off the season better than many expected and a large part of their success is because of the development of their young talent. Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Coby White, Wendell Carter Jr. and rookie Patrick Williams are all averaging double-digit scoring numbers and this team’s ability to “spread the wealth” is quite unique.
While LaVine is the focal point of this roster and their best player, it could very well be in this organization’s best interest to trade him. He holds a very high value across the league right now and is viewed as a key second or third scoring option on a playoff/championship contending team.
Not only could Chicago receive valuable draft picks for him, but they could also add onto their collection of youthful talent. LaVine, White, Markkanen, Carter Jr. and Williams are all 25 years old or younger and have plenty of room to grow into great players.
Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn also share this potential with the Bulls young core and could really help make a difference with the growth of this Bulls’ team moving forward. Not to mention, Andre Iguodala is an excellent veteran player to lead a group of young talents, as he is not only a 3x NBA Champion, but he is a Finals MVP.
With three first-round picks over the next two years and an abundance of young talent after this trade, the Chicago Bulls would be in a great position to continue building a sustainable group of young talent or potentially bring in a veteran All-Star. Next year’s free agent class has plenty of big names being unrestricted free agents, giving the Bulls an opportunity to finally build their organization back into a legit contender.