Charania: Bulls have ‘full intention’ to ‘compete and contend’

The Chicago Bulls have been one of the more popular teams discussed near the trade deadline as speculation has run ramped on whether the organization will stand pat or blow it up.

If you’re a realist, it’s likely time to hit the reset button and trade away your veteran assets, but if you’re a diehard Bulls fan, or apart of the organization, you’re holding on to the hope that this ship can be turned around.

On Friday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania appeared on Waddle & Silvy on ESPN 1000, where he discussed Chicago’s plans ahead of the deadline.

“From everything I’m told about the Bulls, their full intention and full goal right now is to keep trying to win,” Charania told ESPN 1000. “They’re trying to be a team that’s going to compete and contend for the playoffs.”

Currently, the Bulls hold the final spot in the play-in tournament as the No. 10 seed in the East with a 24-27 record. And despite being in-and-out of the play-in race, Charania says the Bulls are trying to upgrade.

“They have been active in the marketplace trying to go get a guard out there and see, can they get some help to this group?”

As for potentially trade the likes of All-Star’s DeMar DeRozan or Zach LaVine, Charania says it all depends on what kind of offer the Bulls receive.

“If you get a good offer on Zach, I mean, it’s hard not to consider a really good offer on one of these guys, especially DeMar DeRozan,” Charania said. “He’s gonna be up for a big extension this summer. Do they give him the extension? Decisions are going to have to be made this summer as far as DeMar’s future.”

Five days to go.

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