The Chicago Bulls have a deep frontcourt and are void of wing talent with Tony Snell struggling and Mike Dunleavy still recovering from back surgery, so it’s only natural that they may look to balance out the roster with a trade. With that in mind, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski said on his new podcast, The Vertical, that the Bulls are open to moving either Joakim Noah or Taj Gibson to get wing help.
Noah’s new shoulder injury complicates the matter, as he’s out at least two weeks with that health issue and maybe longer. He’s also set to become an unrestricted free agent and has seen his play decline over the last year or so, although the big man had been playing better before the shoulder injury.
Gibson’s name has been bandied about in trade rumors for a while, and his value contract may be able to fetch something decent in return. However, like Noah, he’s about to be on the wrong side of 30 and has also dealt with injury issues over the course of his career.
Pau Gasol is another player who could potentially be shopped, and Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times says the Bulls are taking calls on him. Gasol has said he’ll likely opt out of his contract in the summer, and if Chicago doesn’t plan on trying to keep him, moving the veteran big man would make sense.