BOOM: Bulls Are Trading for Nikola Vucevic!!! (UPDATES)

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BOOM: Bulls Are Trading for Nikola Vucevic!!! (UPDATES)

Chicago Bulls

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The Bulls new front-office leader just pulled off the absolute shocker of the trade deadline (er so far). The Chicago Bulls have reportedly traded for two-time All-Star center Nikola Vucevic in exchange for Wendell Carter Jr., Otto Porter, and two first-round picks. The Bulls will also take on Al Farouq Aminu in the deal.

Vucevic, 30, is averaging 24.5 points (48.0 FG%, 40.6 3PT%), 11.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game, and is signed through 2022-23 on a reasonable deal ($26M this year, $24M next year, $22M in the final year). He’s a stud.

Guys, I literally don’t know what to do with my hands right now. This was the most pleasant blindside Bulls fans could have gotten, as they have found a real and truly valuable answer at the center position. More coming, including the details on the first round picks (protections?). Or maybe we’ll get sidetracked, because the Bulls are reportedly still looking to land Lonzo Ball after this deal(!)

UPDATE: Some early word on the 2021 pick – it’ll come with a bit of protection at the top of the lottery, just in case:

UPDATE 2: Ditto 2023:

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.