Chicago Bulls Receive: Kristaps Porzingis, Willie Cauley-Stein
Dallas Mavericks Receive: Lauri Markannen, Wendell Carter Jr., Otto Porter Jr., 2021 1st Round Pick
Kristaps Porzingis going to the Chicago Bulls would form an intriguing duo along with Zach LaVine. This would give the Bulls a balanced attack with two versatile players to build around going forward. This would bring the All-Star caliber teammate LaVine has sorely missed.
Chicago would also acquire Willie Cauley-Stein in this deal to help provide more depth at the center position and make the finances work. With Thaddeus Young being a small-ball center in many key lineups, he wouldn’t be needed to play much but would be an option to mix up combinations.
The Bulls would have to send some assets away if they want to land Kristaps Porzingis. The return would begin with Lauri Markkanen. He would help Dallas form a duo of their own, alongside Luka Doncic. Wendell Carter Jr. and Otto Porter Jr. are starting-caliber players that would come over as well.
Let’s take a closer look and see how this trade centered around Kristaps Porzingis would help both the Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks.