3 trade ideas

Haven't posted for a while, so please have mercy. This is hypothetical future value accounting like they used at good old Enron.

As I see it, there are at least a few glaring positional needs the Bulls must fill to compete with the other beasts in the east. The need a decent backup center and they need a shooting guard who isn't ancient and can hit threes. Most of all they need a star who can get his own shot to take the scoring burden off of Rose during the playoffs (when and if he returns this season).

Trade #1:

Marco Belinelli and maybe a few second rounders for Timofey Mozgov.

Mozgov is riding the deep pine in Denver behind Javale McGee and Kosta Koufos. Timmy puts up decent per minute numbers, actually has decent hands inside and can block a shot or two if given minutes. And he's HUGE. Not quite Asik, but a big upgrade over the Nazr/Taj at center experiment. Bellinelli saves them money this year, comes off the books after this season and gives them a three point specialist, something they need to compete against zone defenses in the Western Conference playoffs.

Trade #2: Rip Hamilton, future picks to Orlando for J.J. Reddick

Reddick is exactly the 2 guard the Bulls need. Just Jumpers would be asked to do no more than jack open looks off a Rose penetration, or when swinging to the weak side when zone defenses collapse on one of the Bulls' other scorers. Orlando needs a veteran presence to maximize the talents of their young team, could be an expiring deal next year to trade.

Trade #3 Boozer, Charlotte Pick, Future First for Kevin Love and Chase Budinger

Love wants out. Minnesota has not exactly given him the star treatment. This trade gives Minny a decent replacement for Love's numbers, as well as some future assets and allows them to focus their (constant post K.G.) rebuilding on Rubio and Pekovic. Bulls get a star, arguably the best young PF and far and away the best rebounder in the league now to entice Rose to come back for a run this season, to say nothing about Budinger can score and could back up Deng or Jimbo at the 3.

They retain Mirotic as a Eurostash asset, but I wouldn't be opposed to including him if the need arises. The Charlotte pick is an unknown quantity, as is Mirotic. The Bulls are good enough that future first rounders may not even pan out. Strike while the iron is hot.

BTW these trades all work on Trade Machine.


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