Dec 18, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng (9) reacts to a play during the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA trade rumors: Bulls, Cavaliers discussing Luol Deng-Andrew Bynum swap

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng has been the subject of trade rumors for years now, so it makes complete sense the veteran talent is yet again the subject of a potential move – this time in exchange for Cleveland Cavaliers big man, Andrew Bynum.

The Bulls, who’ve reportedly been shopping Deng in recent weeks were requesting at minimum a young player and a first round draft pick in return, but it’s possible hefty salary relief may be an option as well, thus the interest in Bynum:

The Cavs also have had separate discussions with the Chicago Bulls about a Bynum trade for Luol Deng, according to sources. The Bulls are in a similar position as the Lakers, about $8 million into the luxury tax and dealing with an injury-marred season.

Bynum has a buyout clause in his contract that would allow his new team to release him, thus essentially becoming an in-season expiring contract. Of course, Luol Deng is also an expiring contract so while the Bulls would save money on such a deal, though it’s questionable if it would be enough considering Chicago could likely find a better deal for Deng.

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