This NBA season is only a few weeks old, but already there could be some turmoil brewing around the league. For the Chicago Bulls, that turmoil could turn into an advantage if the front office is willing to take advantage of it.
It is a tad early to even speculate what might happen at the 2023 NBA trade deadline, but there could be some big names moved if things continue down this road for a few select teams.
The Bulls sit at 6-6-, currently, and are the no. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference. Thus far, it’s been all about maintaining without Lonzo Ball and, sometimes, Zach LaVine.
Between the two of them, the Bulls have had significant knee worries, with Ball having not played for over nine months now. LaVine, on the other hand, has been on a bit of restriction as he hasn’t played in both games of back-to-back scenarios, continuing to watch the pain in his knee. At this point, though, the Bulls have to be forward thinking.
The Chicago Bulls may have some intriguing options at the 2022-2023 NBA trade deadline, and early speculation is always fun.
There are several teams who already look like they will be sellers at the deadline, with some teams up in the air in terms of what we think they’ll do. The obvious teams are ones to go after if you’re Arturas Karnisovas, but making calls all around the league is a smart route.
Karnisovas has proven to be aggressive and, even surprising, when looking at building this roster. So, nothing should be off the table when it comes to making a deal happen.
The roster, as it sits, is a pretty well-rounded one if Ball were to come back healthy. But still, is it good enough to win a title? That’s the question. The Bulls have some pieces available that could be moved for the right upgrade, so that’s exactly what we look at doing here with a handful of trades to consider with the deadline three months away.