NBA Rumors: Greg Monroe traded to Chicago; Bulls in need of a low-post scorer, missing Pau Gasol on the team

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Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Chicago Bulls who are reportedly interested in acquiring Greg Monroe from the Milwaukee Bucks. Is adding a low-post scorer like Monroe make the Bulls a tougher team?

The Chicago Bulls have undergone a rebuilding process this offseason and made a huge improvement on their roster. In June, the Bulls traded Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday, and 2017 second-round pick for Robin Lopez, Jose Calderon, and Jerian Grant.

The departure of Rose basically declared Jimmy Butler as the new face of the Bulls’ franchise. With the hope of being a title contender next season, the Bulls acquired Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade forming the ‘Three Alphas’ in Chicago.

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Despite the improvements, the Bulls also lost two of their big men – Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol. Robin Lopez has a similar play with Noah so the Bulls won’t see any problem with his departure. However, as of now, no one on the Bulls’ roster can replicate Gasol’s performance, especially in the paint.

“Pau Gasol‘s departure leaves a hole in the paint. None of the bigs is much of a low-post scorer. The Bulls took a big step back defensively the last couple of seasons and need to bounce back there.” Jorge Sierra of Hoopshype reported.

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In a suggested trade scenario, the Chicago Bulls will be trading for Greg Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks. Monroe’s first year in Milwaukee was a disaster after his skill did not fit with the Bucks. Monroe is a low-post scorer who can be of use in Chicago, forming a formidable frontcourt with Robin Lopez.

The Chicago Bulls currently have plenty of young talents they can use as trade assets. The Bucks are reportedly keen on trading Monroe this summer and want him out before the start of the 2016-17 NBA season.

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