NBA Trade Rumors: Ranking the Chicago Bulls' 4 best trade assets

The Chicago Bulls have gotten off to a disastrous start to the 2023-24 season. This is after an offseason where their front office decided to run it back with the same core players. Changes in the form of big trades could be coming in Chicago sooner rather than later.

Zach LaVine may be on his way out of Chicago
Zach LaVine may be on his way out of Chicago / Justin Casterline/GettyImages
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NBA Trade Rumors: Inching closer to the trade deadline, we explore the four best trade assets the Chicago Bulls have on their roster.

It’s official. The 2023-24 Chicago Bulls are a complete disaster. More like a dumpster fire.

There was a players-only meeting in the locker room following the Bulls' first game of the season. This was coming off a team-building trip to Nashville during training camp.

Those team-building activities must have been THAT helpful.

There were comments from what Bulls fans now refer to as “the mid-three” on X, formerly Twitter. It’s a shot at a “big-three” moniker placed on Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic. All three had commented that the Bulls “need to figure it out” knowing it was their last chance to play together.

There is the lackluster 5-13 start the Bulls have gotten off to start this season. Chicago’s slow start includes a 1-3 record in games decided by two points or less. They started a recent game against the Miami Heat with a 22-1 deficit.

Bulls Executive President of Basketball Operations Arturas Karnišovas and General Manager Marc Eversley decided to run it back this season with essentially the same roster. Said roster is built around LaVine, DeRozan, and Vucevic. They also re-signed Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, and Andre Drummond.

And yet with everything at stake, this Bulls team STILL came out flat to start the season. This roster on paper should be better. They can’t keep up with the top teams in the East – the Celtics, Bucks, and 76ers. In fact, they can’t even keep up with the Orlando Magic!

I thought they could compete for a top-6 playoff spot. I was wrong. Very wrong.

There is no excitement whatsoever in Chicago for the Bulls. The fanbase is fed up. Changes are coming, at least they better be. December 15th is a date to keep an eye on. That’s the first date that NBA teams can trade players who were signed that previous offseason.

In the case of the Bulls that means Nikola Vucevic, Coby White, Ayo Dosunmu, Andre Drummond, Jevon Carter, and Torrey Craig on or after that date.

Teams around the NBA are keeping an eye on the Bulls’ situation. Christmas could come early for them if they decide to play “let’s make a deal” with the Bulls. Here are the four best trade assets the Chicago Bulls currently possess.