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What Would a Bulls Trade for Jae Crowder Look Like?

Jae Crowder is upset with his situation in Phoenix. Here is what the Bulls could offer in a potential trade.
Apr 19, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder (99) against the New Orleans Pelicans during game two of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Footprint Center.

Even as NBA training camps begin, some players could still potentially be on the move. Jae Crowder is the latest name to vocalize displeasure regarding his situation. According to multiple reports, Crowder wants a trade out of Phoenix. He all but confirmed the reports by taking his frustration to Twitter.

The Chicago Bulls are in need of some wing depth and Crowder would fit the script. Last season, he roughly reached his career averages by posting 9.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 1.9 APG. Crowder also converted at a 34.8% clip from three in 2021-22. While his production is streaky, it's effective enough to spread the defense on the floor. His presence would help open up the Bulls' offense.

Where Crowder really shines is on the defensive end of the floor. While he is only listed at 6-foot-6, he can guard multiple positions on the floor even when he is outsized. His 3.4 defensive win share last season was the second-best mark of his career.

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What The Bulls Can Offer

Jae Crowder enters the 2022-23 season with one year left on his deal. The contract value is $10.1 million.

For a Chicago Bulls team that has most of its core set, this would be a good contract to pick up. They could potentially move a player of the Ayo Dosunmu/Coby White ilk as both players' contracts will expire at the end of the season.

The Bulls will likely pay Dosunmu since he has shown skill on both ends of the floor. White may be a player the Bulls look to move at the trade deadline. But pulling the trigger for Crowder now would be beneficial since it would allow the Bulls to secure a quality wing defender.

Chicago would also have to add another player to match the salary. Tony Bradley would be a perfect candidate since his contract is also up at the end of the year. Additionally, he can be waived after six games and not push the Bulls over the luxury tax. Moving him to the Suns would still make this scenario possible.

The trade would consist of Jae Crowder for Coby White and Tony Bradley. The Bulls could also include a future second-round pick to sweeten the pot.