Bulls trade rumors suggest a Luol Deng deal could be welcomed. These Chicago Bulls trade rumors don't necessarily contradict earlier reports that the team isn't shopping the forward either. According to a report from ESPN on Sunday (Dec. 29), the team has actually set a price for teams to meet if they want to extend an offer for Deng.
In exchange for the well-rounded forward, teams would have to be willing to part with a young player and a draft pick. They would prefer that young player be productive and the pick be in the first round, making this a potentially attractive deal for any franchise needing just one more piece to contend for an NBA title.
This sure seems like an affordable price for an All-Star caliber player and it would be shocking to see him remain with the team through the deadline. In 38.4 minutes per game this season, he is averaging 19.6 points, seven rebounds, and four assists per game. The 28-year-old out of Duke is also a free agent at the end of the current season, meaning his new team wouldn't have to invest long-term in him just yet.
There are likely to be quite a few Chicago Bulls trade rumors in the next few weeks, especially as the team continues to really struggle in the Eastern Conference standings. It seems like only a matter of time before another team decides to put up the offer to acquire Luol Deng.
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