NBA trade rumors sending Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin to the Chicago Bulls continue to circulate this offseason. Though the Bulls may fail to acquire Griffin now, there is still a possibility to grab him in 2017 NBA free agency.
The Chicago Bulls have made a major upgrade on their roster this summer. The Bulls passed the torch to Jimmy Butler after trading Derrick Rose to New York Knicks. They immediately found a replacement for Rose when Rajon Rondo signed with the Bulls as their new starting point guard.
To their surprise, Dwyane Wade left the Miami Heat to play for them next season. Now that the Bulls have three superstars on their team, they are expected to match even the Golden State Warriors or the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, the problem is how will Butler, Wade, and Rondo find the right chemistry to make the Bulls better. Coach Fred Hoiberg admitted that he has not yet figured out how to effectively use all three superstars on their team.
“Great players always figure it out,” Hoiberg said. “It has to be about one thing, and that’s winning. Based on who has the hot hand on any given night, you play through that guy, and the rest of the team plays off him.”
In the paper, the Bulls starting lineup is definitely one of the best in the league right now. Give them another star at power forward will make them consider as one of the ‘Super Teams’. The Bulls have involved in trade rumors with various superstars this offseason, including the Clippers star forward Blake Griffin.
In July, the Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic. However, it seemed like the Clippers did not entertain the deal, making the Bulls think of another way to acquire Blake Griffin.
The Chicago Bulls currently have plenty of trade assets that could possibly attract the Los Angeles Clippers. Doug McDermott, Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis, Denzel Valentine, and Jerian Grant are promising young talents who could be potentially traded for Griffin.
As of now, the Los Angeles Clippers are expected to test the 2016-17 NBA season retaining their ‘Big Three’. If they still struggle, there is a higher possibility that Blake Griffin will play for another team when he becomes a free agent in 2017.
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