Turn on those Woj and Shams notifications, my friends, because the NBA trade season is upon us.
At 11:00 p.m. CT the NBA will lift the transaction moratorium and allow teams to deal with contract negotiations and trade talks. And that means we will be on high alert starting in just a couple hours … even if things are expected to start with something less than a bang:
The Detroit Pistons are trading G Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for F Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 16, 2020
So while the Bulls may not be in an ideal position to strike in free agency given their cap limitations (especially now that Otto Porter Jr. picked up his $28.4M player option for 2020-21), the trade market could be a more fruitful way to enact meaningful change. With a brand new front office on board and a fresh coaching and development staff finally in place, not to mention the No. 4 pick in the upcoming draft, the team has more motivation and ability to overhaul the roster than they’ve had in years.
And, hey, the rumors have already begun:
REPORT: Multiple Teams Have Called the Bulls About a Zach LaVine Tradehttps://t.co/ldTZa2N6L4
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) November 12, 2020
So stay tuned, everybody. Things might start to get interesting VERY soon.
Elias Schuster contributed to this post.