There are some big names that could be on the move come the NBA trade deadline and these two teams have some candidates. The Chicago Bulls and Orlando Magic are in similar positions to this point of the season. They are currently out of the playoff scenario in the Eastern Conference but anything can happen moving forward.
This could lead to a blockbuster deal between the two sides. Chicago has been featured in many deals due to the fact that they have some big names. Both Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen could be dealt at anytime over the next few weeks.
The Bulls are currently 11th in the conference with a record of 10-15. This is a position they know all too well. Some changes will have to be made on the floor if the Bulls want to turn things around. Billy Donovan was brought in as head coach and now the front office will need to retool the lineup.
After a decent start to the season, the Magic find themselves at 10-17 and in 12th place in a lowly conference. They have relied on the same core of players for a couple years now and some changes could be on the horizon. Nikola Vucevic is in the midst of another strong season averaging 24 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
Vucevic has started all 27 games for Orlando this season. It would be surprising to see the Magic part ways with their big man but it would land them a nice return as they hope to retool the roster.
Vucevic would help form a bit of a big three in Chicago. Here is a potential deal that could make it happen this season.