The NBA trade deadline is less than 72 hours away which means that teams are going to start hammering out strategies that will land them as close as possible to getting what they want out of the deadline. For the Chicago Bulls, the only thing they asked NBA Santa Claus for this year was to be under the luxury tax — something that they currently are.
After trading away Luol Deng and Marquis Teague, the Bulls seem content with where they are and seem to be done trading. Chuck Myron believes this to be true as well, stating that the team may still make a move but it’s highly unlikely.
Dunleavy seemed to be the hot name a few weeks ago, but he hasn’t come up since. That could change in the next 72 hours, but Chicago’s under the tax line now, if only just barely. There’s no real pressing need to dump salary, and keeping a competitive team would help heal wounds with Thibs. I’m not so sure the Bulls do anything this week.
Chicago making a deadline move was 50-50 last week, but the team is starting to win and the front office likely won’t meddle with the roster any further the rest of the season, so long as the Bulls stay under the tax.
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