The Chicago Bulls have been dying to get help in the scoring department for what seems like forever. Chicago has been looking to put someone next to Derrick Rose to compliment his talents but not only have they had no compliment but they’ve also had no Rose.
But the Bulls seem willing to move up in the draft to get a shooter the only way the can and it looks as though they remain high on Michigan State’s Gary Harris Jr and Michigan’s Nik Stauskas. Of course, the Bulls were rumored to be trying to move up a few years ago to draft Harrison Barnes and they ended up not making the trade, but things have grown a lot more desperate in the Windy City since then.
According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, the Bulls are eyeing a trade that would land them one of the two shooters they covet.
The Bulls are trying to get up into the mid to late lottery by pairing the 16th and 19th picks. They really want a lights out shooter to pair with Derrick Rose — think Nik Stauskas or Gary Harris.
You can check out Ford’s weekly fan chat for the rest of what he had to say about Denver, but the gist is that it’s hard to imagine this deal coming together with just picks being involved. The Nuggets already have 12 roster spots full and if they pulled the trigger on a trade with the Bulls it would land them two additional players by way of the draft.
It’s possible though, and the No. 11 spot is about as high as the Bulls can hope to go with what they’re offering. There have been talks of Chicago moving up to No. 11 to flip it to the Timberwolves in a Kevin Love trade, but it’s hard to see that trade happening as well considering what the Bulls would give up to move into Denver’s slot.