Several NBA teams made some big changes this summer, but the Chicago Bulls did little to bolster their lineup. The front office did make attempts to land a couple of big name free agents to help while Derrick Rose recovers from his knee injury, but in the end the team basically stood still while franchises like the LA Lakers and Boston Celtics were proactive and made positive steps forward this off-season.
Kelly Scaletta of Bleacher Report has made an interesting suggestion and that would have the Bulls offer Luol Deng to Sacramento for Tyreke Evans. While some fans of the team might disregard this trade as nonsense, it has plenty of merit and could actually help Chicago down the line.
Deng is a terrific player that has averaged 16 points and over six rebounds per game in his career, but his $12 million contract is holding the team back and a deal for a proven scorer like Evans could actually help the team with a big free agent signing next summer.
Evans is just 22 years of age and has averaged over 18 points and nearly five rebounds in his three years in the NBA, but most importantly he is owed just over $4 million next year, saving the Bulls $8 million under the salary cap and adding an outstanding offensive talent.
This whole deal is just speculation, but if fans and the front office of the Bulls take a good look, this deal could actually make them a contender for a title two years from now when Rose returns to full strength and the Bulls have the cash to add another proven veteran.