This Bulls-Clippers Trade Is Focused On Marcus Morris

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Entering the 2021-22 NBA season, many expected the Nets, Bucks and Heat to be championship contenders at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, but very few saw the Bulls being as successful as they have been. 

With the additions of DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso in the offseason, amongst others, the Bulls currently find themselves 27-15 and at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with the Miami Heat, who are 28-16. 

Offensively, the Bulls have one of the better scoring duos in the league with DeMar DeRozan (25.6 PPG) and Zach LaVine (24.9 PPG), plus Lonzo Ball has been having a career-year shooting the ball, as he is shooting a career-best 42.3% from deep. 

There are almost no flaws to this team offensively, but Zach LaVine is going to miss some time with a left knee injury and Chicago is thin in terms of talent they have on the wing. 

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With Patrick Williams going down earlier in the year due to a wrist injury, one of the holes the Bulls currently have on their roster is on the wing, hence why they could look to be “buyers” at the trade deadline this season. 

The Clippers are without both Kawhi Leonard and Paul George right now in the Western Conference, which has led them to having a 22-23 record, holding onto their playoff hopes for dear life. 

If George and Leonard are to be shut down for the season and/or have little chance to return before the last month of the season, the Clippers’ playoff hopes will be very small, which is why they could take this opportunity at the trade deadline to trade away older assets for a chance to compile some future assets. 

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Along with Eric Bledsoe, Marcus Morris Sr. could wind up being one of the players the Clippers look to move in the coming weeks. Morris is in the second year of his four-year, $64M contract and is owed $15.6M this season, but he has been a key offensive weapon as of late and could be another key role player the Bulls add for depth on the wing. 

Could we see a trade between the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls centered around Marcus Morris at the NBA trade deadline this season? Let’s take a look at what Chicago could offer Los Angeles for the veteran forward. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.