This season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the Chicago Bulls. They started off the season rough but have since turned it around and find themselves in the race for the Play-In Tournament. However, with the February 8 trade deadline right around the corner, they still seem to be in a position to seriously shake up their roster.
The most obvious name that could get moved is Zach LaVine, as rumors have been swirling about his potential exit for months. On top of that, guys like Alex Caruso, Torrey Craig, and Jevon Carter seem to be prime candidates as well.
That said, head coach Billy Donovan recently detailed the Bulls’ front office’s methodic approach to the deadline.
“I haven’t really ever heard [the front office] say, ‘This is going on, this is happening; we’ve got to go do something,’ ’’ Donovan said via Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘I think everything, from my perspective, has always been well thought out, looking at the team, how to make it better. We’re always doing that through the course of the season, looking for ways to make us better. But I haven’t had a conversation like that. Like, ‘Hey, Anunoby is going to New York. We’ve got to do [something].’ I’ve never had a conversation like that with them at all.”
As has been the rumor for the past three years, the Bulls seem content on pushing forward and trying to compete, but it should still be interesting to see how this year’s deadline unfolds.