NBA Trades: This Bulls-Heat-Blazers-Clippers-76ers deal would be historic

Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers NBA hugs Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls after the game at United Center on February 04, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Damian Lillard #0 of the Portland Trail Blazers NBA hugs Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls after the game at United Center on February 04, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Jan 6, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 6, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

NBA Trades: Chicago Bulls

The Bulls have been rumored to be considering trading star Zach LaVine this summer, but they would actually do so in this proposal for Herro, Marcus Morris, and picks. Herro’s name has come up a lot in trade talks of late, with only a few teams seemingly wanting him, but he is still only 23 years old and one of the better shooters in the NBA.

With the Bulls stuck in a weird spot where they have three stars but may not be a playoff team, moving one for a younger player with a lot of upside makes sense. It would also free them up to eventually move on from DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic.

In addition to Herro, the Sixers would add Morris, who is on a big expiring contract. Better yet, the Bulls would receive both a 2027 pick swap from Philadelphia as well as a 2030 first-rounder, top-5 protected.

Embiid would be in his mid-30s by then, and the Sixers probably won’t be any good, so those picks would be valuable assets for the Bulls. Ultimately, if Herro were routed to the Bulls, he is still young enough to be a part of a rebuild. Thus, as constructed, I think Chicago says yes to the deal.