Bulls Unlikely to Make Major Move?
The irony of Thursday’s NBA draft, as far as the Chicago Bulls are concerned, is that the organization’s fans care much more about whether or not their team is going to make a deal involving one of its current stars than finding a future one. The big question fans have bounced around over the past few weeks is: Will the Bulls make a major move on draft night?
The answer, right now, appears to be no.
There has been plenty of speculation recently surrounding Luol Deng and whether or not the Bulls would deal him for a draft pick and other considerations. Deng likely will have to have surgery after the Olympics to fix a torn ligament in his wrist and would miss 3-4 months if that happened. But why would the Bulls deal him unless it was a strictly financial move? Why would a team deal for Deng if he is going to be out 8-12 weeks? Unless the Bulls have fallen in love with a high-level prospect, and there’s been no indication that they have, why would they move their All-Star forward for an unproven commodity?