The Chicago Bulls are open to trading Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson in a trade.
It hasn’t been a great season for the Chicago Bulls, and there could be some pretty massive changes on the horizon. With the team struggling to adapt offensively to Fred Hoiberg’s style, a pair of defensive studs have reportedly been put on the trade block t try and lure a trade that lands help on the wing.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bulls would be willing to trade Joakim Noah or Taj Gibson if it meant acquiring a talented wing player.
"Executives around the league, and people have told me, that the Bulls are very determined to add a talented wing player. Tony Snell has been given a lot of opportunities and he hasn’t established himself, and I’ve been told that the Bulls are open to…whether it’s Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson…maybe not both of them, but either of them if there’s a deal out there that they can bring in the best possible wing player available, they’re open to it. That’s a direction they’re going to go in."
Trade rumors surrounding Taj and Noah aren’t anything new to Bulls fans. Ever since Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic arrived, there have been rumblings that a deal could be made. The fact that neither player isn’t getting any younger is also an indicator that the Bulls front office wouldn’t be heartbroken if a deal was made.
Of course, this doesn’t mean either player will be traded and it’s unlikely they’ll be packaged together. That being said though, the Bulls are clearly in the mood to make a move, and that could end up happening sooner rather than later as their struggles persist.