NBA Trade Rumors: Multiple Chicago Bulls Players Being Monitored for Possible Trade

August 2, 2020 4:09 am

The Chicago Bulls have not had a great run for the past few years. They currently stand 11th in the Eastern Conference. Players from their team have also previously expressed concerns about being unhappy. One of them is Lauri Markkanen. The Bulls were also looking for a change in their front office and their potential candidate for this was GM Bobby from the Toronto Raptors.

Now that the season has resumed in the Orlando Bubble, more news surrounding the Chicago Bulls has turned up. A number of NBA teams are attempting to zero in on multiple Bulls’ players, as per a report published in Bleacher Report. These include Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr.

A recap on the Chicago Bulls players

Along with Markkanen and Carter, Coby White and LaVine are also key players for the Bulls. Despite these, they have not had any great winnings so far in the past few years. With two years into his career, Carter was the 7th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. While Markkanen has already played three seasons with the Bulls and was also the 7th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Markkanen’s average career-high of 18.7 points also dipped to 14.7 points.

Unhappy with the way coach Jim Boylen led them in the previous season, Markkanen and Carter could be the prime trade candidates. “Basketball is always fun,” Markkanen said. “But, obviously, it’s more fun when you’re winning and playing better individually.”

What does the future hold?

Once the NBA 2019-20 season resumed in Orlando, the Chicago Bulls were again not invited. This will the third season in a row that they have not made it to the playoffs.

This could go two ways for the Bulls. Either the players will stay and help the Chicago Bulls to go so that they can do better in the Eastern Conference. Or mixing up the roster a little bit might change the fact that coach Jim Boylen isn’t getting along well with the players.

SOURCE: Chicago Sun Times, Bleacher Report

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Yashima Bhatia

Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for Essentially Sports. Her love for playing the game transitioned into her love for writing for the sport. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, with experience as a scriptwriter for short films. This die-hard Lakers fan has been working for EssentiallySports since July 2020.

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