Chicago Bulls trade rumors are still floating around, but the team finally completed its deal with the Atlanta Hawks on Monday (July 16). The trade had been in the works for a while, with both sides coming to an agreement before the official announcement got made.
According to ESPN, Chicago sends forward Kyle Korver to the Hawks in exchange for a trade exception and cash considerations. It seems that the Hawks needed to pick up another player to fill out the roster and getting a one-year contract guy like Korver was an easy solution.
Korver never really seemed to work out for the Bulls, though he did play in 147 games for the team and average 8.2 points per game. What Chicago needed from him was a very consistent shooting guard, but he just couldn't make a big enough impact to secure a permanent spot in the starting rotation. Maybe he was just mismatched with the team, but he will now play next year in Atlanta.
For the Bulls, this is the third player that they have cut ties with during the offseason and Korver joined C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer as players that the Bulls have moved on from using. Nobody will confuse that roster with being the deepest in the NBA any longer.
Do you think that this Chicago Bulls trade makes much sense in helping the team for this season? Is dealing Kyle Korver simply a way to bring in a better suited shooting guard for the roster?