Dec 31, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls player Luol Deng with the ball during the first quarter against the Toronto Raptors at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers, Bulls expected to be active at deadline

Late Monday evening, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls agreed to a trade that will send Luol Deng to the Cavs along with Andrew Bynum (who will be released in a cost cutting move) and draft picks heading to the Windy City.

It’s unlikely to be the final trade of the season for either club, this according to FOX Sports’ Sam Amico who suggests both the Bulls and Cavaliers will be active come February’s NBA trade deadline:

Not to overwhelm you, but source assures this is not likely #Cavs‘ nor #Bulls‘ final trade of yr. But let’s just focus on Luol Deng for now.

It’s an understandable stance given the situation of both teams.

The Cavaliers, after acquiring Deng, likely feel they’re a playoff team and will want to bulk up their roster for a potential postseason run. Meanwhile, the Bulls are in full rebuild mode and will be doing everything they can to ship out veterans for young talent and draft picks.

The Deng-Bynum trade was likely just a precursor to a handful of moves to come.

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