Report: Bulls Want Young Player, 1st Round Pick For Luol Deng

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I’m not sure if Luol Deng is on the trade block or not, but the Chicago Bulls sure have a steep asking price for all those who choose to inquire.

According to CSN Chicago, the Bulls asking price for Deng is a nice young player, and a first round pick.

Luol Deng is a wanted man.

No, certainly not by law enforcement and not even so much on the NBA’s trade market, as many teams are hesitant to take him on as a half-season rental, especially if the Bulls’ price is a productive young player and a first-round draft pick, as people in the know around the league continue to say. But more significantly, Deng’s prospective suitors are more eager about his impending unrestricted free agency, when they could have a chance to woo him away from the only franchise the two-time All-Star has ever played for in his professional career, signing him free and clear.

That’s a fair asking price, because there’s no guarantee either player will develop and have the resume that Deng offers a team.

Deng in his 10th season is averaging 19.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game for Chicago this season.