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Three trades that would help the Bulls

Should the Bulls trade Derrick Rose before the deadline? 

Trade targets: All 30 teams


Chicago Bulls

Record: 27-25
7th place in East


Status: Buyers and sellers

The Bulls find themselves at a crossroads as the trade deadline approaches. The NBA's eighth-oldest roster is built around two big men (Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah) who are likely free agents this summer.

Noah recently had season-ending shoulder surgery and another big man, Nikola Mirotic, just underwent an appendectomy, so the once-deep frontcourt has been thinned. Star guard Jimmy Butler is also out three to four weeks with a left knee strain.

Their top-paid player is Derrick Rose, whose performance is maddeningly inconsistent despite a recent scoring uptick. He has one of the worst Real Plus-Minus ratings in the league and his health remains a constant concern.

Should this team build up, tear down or stand pat? Perhaps no team currently has a less certain short-term path. Whatever moves the Bulls make, or don't make, we'll know a lot more about how the team views itself by the time the deadline dust has cleared.


Potential trade targets