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.