By Dave Daniels @AllDave_AllDay on June 24, 2014
The Chicago Bulls are at the center of many NBA rumors currently, but with the 2014 draft approaching it should not come as a surprise. They will examine their options on Thursday night, and there are a lot of questions that remain even after all of the Carmelo Anthony talk. Will they stash a pick overseas? Will they make a run at Kevin Love? These are worthy questions, and you might want to check out the five whispers about their plans.
Arron Afflalo has been in the conversation for the Bulls, and he would fit well within the system they have in place. His shooting could obviously appeal to Chicago's offense woes, but his defensive intensity is what sets him apart. Why Orlando would want to move him is beyond me.
Kevin Love is probably the biggest (no pun intended) fish out there at the moment, but he may be out of reach for the Bulls. They would have to trade both of their first rounders to nab him, and I am not sure they are willing to give that much up in order to get the Minnesota Timberwolves' power forward.
If they cannot move one of their first rounders, then it would not surprise me to see them stash a pick overseas. Dario Saric comes to mind in particular. He will be staying across the big pond for the next year at least, and he would be a good grab for the Bulls in the right circumstances. Saving a bit of cap space for a run at Melo is not a bad idea either.
A recent rumor popped up about the Bulls trading up to the No. 8 pick, but the Sacramento Kings would need to comply. Chicago would be aiming at Doug McDermott with this pick, but they also could not complain about landing a guy like Gary Harris.
Tyler Ennis has slipped down on a lot of boards. If the Syracuse point guard slips to the Bulls, then it would not surprise me to see them groom him into their backup PG of the future. It is always nice to have multiple ball handlers, which is a problem that Ennis would solve in spades. Derrick Rose has obviously not been the most healthy basketball player in the world. A little bit of insurance never hurt.
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