After jumping into the top four in last year’s draft, luck was not on the Chicago Bulls’ side. The 2021 NBA Draft Lottery results kept them at No. and due to the Nikola Vucevic trade, this pick will be going to the Orlando Magic.
Dennis Schroder is set to hit the open market for the first time in his NBA career. Albeit it was a bizarre rollercoaster for him with the Los Angeles Lakers this past season, the 27-year-old is still a reliable and productive lead guard. In the prime of his career, Schroder has the chance to lock down a long-term point guard position finally; he has been in precarious situations in years past with the Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Atlanta Hawks.
The Chicago Bulls might actually be an intriguing landing spot for Ben Simmons, but not if the deal were to involve star 2-guard Zach LaVine. John Hollinger of The Athletic suggested a LaVine-Simmons swap might be the most attainable option for the Philadelphia 76ers while also making some sense for the Bulls. Hollinger notes the Simmons who could work well in tandem with Bulls center Nikola Vucevic while offering Chicago some stability from a contract perspective, since LaVine will be a free ag...