Step 2: Chicago Bulls trade DeMar DeRozan
In the first move, the Chicago Bulls got a switchy, long, 3-and-D forward in Jerami Grant. Their next trade should be focused on bringing in additional versatile, consistent players to help this team win. They achieve this with great success with the acquisition of Mikal Bridges and Dorian Finney-Smith. Dennis Smith Jr. is a nice complementary defensive point guard.
The Bulls become incredibly switchable once this trade goes through. Their defense seems complete, but it's their offense that would really open up. Bridges would be an elite second option for this team, backing up LaVine.
At first, you might not think that the Brooklyn Nets would be interested in this trade. Look a little bit further, and it makes quite a bit of sense. The Nets aren't as competitive this season as they would have hoped. This trade gets them a young, 21-year-old forward in Dalen Terry, along with an expiring $28.6M contract in DeRozan.
This sets the Nets up nicely for the offseason. They could look to make a nice free-agent acquisition or continue acquiring young assets to build for the future. Either way, the Nets might not fight this trade as much as people think they would.