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What would the Chicago Bulls do if the 2024 NBA trade deadline were today?

What would the Chicago Bulls do if the 2024 NBA trade deadline were today? If you asked Bleacher Report’s Greg Swartz, he would tell you they would not (or at least should not) move star Bulls guard Zach LaVine for a mediocre return.

Per Swartz, even though Chicago has been better than a .500 ball club since November after a rough start to the 2023-24 season that the best course of action for the Bulls is to retool the roster. “Recent improvement should take some heat off forcing a Zach LaVine trade, but it’s one Chicago reportedly won’t take pennies on the dollar for,” writes the B/R analyst.

Referencing the intel that the Bulls want a decent haul for their best player, Swartz suggests that if “no strong offer for LaVine is made, the Bulls should focus on trading DeMar DeRozan and his expiring contract instead while trying to find a trade partner for their two-time All-Star guard again in the summer.”

We are of the mind that they should deal DeRozan regardless given he could (and might) walk for nothing in free agency. Even a minor haul of players and draft assets is better than starting a retool (or rebuild) with less tools to work with.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire