March 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng (9) shoots a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Bulls want first-round pick, young player for Luol Deng


Luol Deng is hanging out there like a piece of steak at a dog pound.

My buddy Josh Hill told you that there are several teams that are interested in trading for his services, and now it looks like there is a price for Deng. According to CSN Chicago, the Bulls want some pieces for the future in return for the veteran swingman:

Luol Deng is a wanted man. No, certainly not by law enforcement and not even so much on the NBA’s trade market, as many teams are hesitant to take him on as a half-season rental, especially if the Bulls’ price is a productive young player and a first-round draft pick, as people in the know around the league continue to say. …

Deng’s agent, Ron Shade, wouldn’t confirm the identities of the teams who have inquired about Deng’s future services but did admit that his client has drawn multiple inquiries.

This is obviously a tough price for teams to meet, as they may not want to give up a first-round pick for a guy that can walk after the season. Obviously Deng and his agent will try and facilitate a trade to a team he wants to play for, but expect the Bulls to make the best deal for them.

The Lakers have a first-round pick and plenty of young guys, and it wouldn’t shock me to see Deng in purple and gold soon. Look out for the Suns though, as they have a myriad of picks, and are looking to win now.

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