The Chicago Bulls’ early season struggles has hoisted them up as one of the more popular potential trade machine teams as trade season should kick off here in the next few weeks.
ESPN’s Zach Lowe commented on Simmons’ plan for the Bulls on the latest episode of The Lowe Post podcast, confirming that the Lakers have indeed had ‘internal discussions’ regarding a deal with Chicago.
“I can tell you 100 percent for sure the Lakers have had internal discussions about that very possibility (trading for DeRozan and Vučević) if it would ever come up,” Lowe said. “Not that they (the Lakers) would do it, let me be clear. Just, you look around the league, like any responsible team would.”
The Bulls currently sit as the No. 12 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 9-14 record. Through 23 games last season, Chicago was 15-8 and sitting as one of the top teams in the East.
With continued struggles and recent lineup changes, the Bulls front office must have an honest conversation to assess if they feel they can turn the corner and contend in the East. If not, Simmons’ proposal of trading their stars for future first-round picks should be seriously considered.