This Bulls-Lakers trade is centered on Thaddeus Young to L.A.

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After three straight seasons failing to eclipse 30-wins, the Chicago Bulls are currently on-track to potentially end this drought. With first time NBA All-Star Zach LaVine playing the best basketball of his young career and with other young talents stepping into bigger roles, the Chicago Bulls are definitely heading in the right direction, but are still nowhere near being threats in the East. 

As things stand right now, the Bulls are currently 15-18 and knocking on the door of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but there is still a lot of basketball yet to be played. Both Lauri Markkanen and Otto Porter Jr. have missed a significant portion of time during the first-half of the season, but this team has moved on without them and have been quite successful. 

There have been lots of NBA trade rumors that the Bulls could potentially look to trade LaVine at the trade deadline, but it is seeming more and more like LaVine is going to remain in Chicago long-term, that is if he is wanting to stay there long-term. As a result, nobody really knows what to expect to see from the Bulls before the deadline this season, but they could potentially be sellers. 

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The best thing Chicago can do is look to add key role players and young talents to their roster to continue building for the future, which is why Thaddeus Young could be on the move. The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that could express interest in the veteran forward, especially since Anthony Davis is currently out with a calf injury. 

The only question is are the Bulls willing to deal Young, especially since he has been so successful in his role with Lauri Markkanen being sidelined? Let’s take a look at what the Lakers could potentially offer in order to bring Thaddeus Young to L.A. 

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