Bulls trade rumors suddenly include talk of acquiring Andrew Bynum. These new Chicago Bulls trade rumors would involve sending Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a package that would bring back Bynum. According to a report from ESPN on Tuesday (Dec. 31), the two teams have already had discussions about completing a deal like this one.
This deal seems like an easy way for the team to dump salary as they are $8 million into the luxury tax penalties already. Bynum has a contract that isn't guaranteed until Jan. 7, meaning the team could acquire him and then simply waive him to escape paying the money owed to him. His next season is also not guaranteed, so he could play out the year in Chicago and then hit free agency again.
It's unclear whether the Cavaliers are supposed to add an additional piece to this proposed deal, especially with the depth of young players that they currently have on the roster. The latest Chicago Bulls trade rumors don't indicate whether that is the case or not, but getting back a young player with an upside could definitely turn this into a deal worth making.
Luol Deng is a free agent at the end of the current NBA season and with troubles getting him to re-sign with the team, it should not surprise any fans if he does get dealt before the deadline. It's worth noting that the LA Lakers are also in talks with the Cavs about acquiring Bynum.
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