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Report: Bulls Still in The Mix For Jerami Grant

The Bulls are still in on Grant but reportedly want to retain Patrick Williams in a potential deal.

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It appears the Chicago Bulls are still in the mix for Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant. However, the Bulls are reportedly attempting to get a deal done without including second-year forward Patrick Williams.

According to Jake Fisher of Bleacher Report, several teams are inquiring about Grant’s availability. If the Bulls are unwilling to part with Patrick Williams, a deal involving Coby White, Troy Brown Jr., and Derrick Jones Jr. could be on the table.

Trade Chips Not Named Patrick Williams

Derrick Jones Jr.

Derrick Jones Jr. is currently out 4-6 weeks due to a bone bruise in his right knee. If he is included in any trade, he would not appear for a new team until after the NBA trade deadline passes.

Jones Jr. has played in 31 games for the Bulls and averaged 17.2 MPG in eight starts. He’s averaging 6.3 PPG and 3.4 RPG.

Troy Brown Jr.

Troy Brown Jr. has made his way within the Bulls rotation. Due to the injures, Brown Jr. has been receiving more minutes while picking up occasional spot starts. While he does bring value, his limited role isn’t overly impactful regarding the Bulls’ win/loss record.

On the season, Brown has appeared in 35 games, three of which were starts. He averages 4.5 PPG, 3.1 RPG, and 1.3 APG. He shoots 41% from the field (career-low) and 32% from downtown in 16.6 MPG.

Coby White

Coby White would be the most valuable piece going back to Detroit in a potential trade. Even if first-round picks were involved, White would still be the premier trade trip the Bulls could use to land Grant.

White has had an up-and-down season since coming off of offseason shoulder surgery. But from the end of December through the middle of January, he went on a stretch of scoring double-digit points in 13 straight games. When the team is fully healthy, White brings the scoring off the bench that the Bulls desperately need.

On the season, White is averaging 12.7 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and 2.6 APG. He has appeared in 28 games (11 starts) and averages 27.2 MPG.

Is a Trade for Jerami Grant Worth It?

If the Chicago Bulls are still pursuing Jerami Grant, the aforementioned haul seems like a lot to give up. But the Bulls lack size and could use another shot-creator in their lineup. Reports indicate Grant does not want to take a backseat and instead desires to be featured as a primary offensive weapon. That scenario is not likely to happen in Chicago playing behind Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.

Even with the Bulls’ injury issues this season, they could still win the Eastern Conference crown. Acquiring a player of Grant’s caliber could certainly get them closer to that goal. The NBA trade deadline is on Feb. 10. If the other teams with reported interest in Grant are still actively pursuing the Pistons’ forward, the Bulls may need to move quickly.

RELATED: The Case For Keeping Coby White

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