NBA Trades: Bulls jumpstart their rebuild with polarizing proposed offseason deal with Nets

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Neither the Chicago Bulls nor the Brooklyn Nets have had particularly good seasons, with the Nets likely to be a lottery team and the Bulls being a possible play-in tournament team. The Nets have thus far failed to bounce back following the demise of their big three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden, with each player having demanded to be traded away.

They still have assets from those deals, including star Mikal Bridges but their goal of pairing him with another star or two seems to be wishful thinking at the moment. On the other hand, the Bulls have arguably played better this season without their best player, who had season-ending surgery but there are still a lot of question marks going forward.

Two of their big three are on the wrong side of thirty, with one seemingly likely to leave in free agency this summer. They are also short on draft picks, limiting their ability to improve this summer. It's clear that both teams could use an off-season shakeup, and Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report recently proposed a deal that would do just that. Next, we will take a look at the hypothetical trade.