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Bulls Make Thaddeus Young Available in Trade Discussions

Report indicate that the Chicago Bulls have made F Thaddeus Young available in trade talks as NBA free agency opens.

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With NBA free agency on the horizon, the Chicago Bulls have looked at signing many free agents including

Lonzo Ball, JaVale McGee, and Bryn Forbes to help improve the team. While these have been the most buzzed about headlines, a recent rumor has risen. As of today, the Bulls have made veteran forward Thaddeus Young available in trade talks.

Young was an integral part of the Bulls the past two seasons. With a very young team, Young acted as the glue to pull everyone together and provided leadership both on and off the court.

It is a little surprising that the management has agreed to look for trades out there, as he had a great year last year. This past season, he averaged 12.1 points and 6.2 rebounds while playing 24.3 minutes per game.

It is entirely possible that Young has expressed an interest privately to play for a contending team. The Bulls haven’t exactly been a playoff caliber team the past few seasons and with Young turning 33 this past June, it may be his time to compete for a championship.

Young is expected to make $14.19 million this year with $6 million of that guaranteed. Teams such as the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, or Portland Trail Blazers could be seen as options to acquire Young as they have the cap space and could be looking to add a savvy veteran. Additionally, those teams have young assets and draft capital that could appeal to the Bulls in a trade.

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