Trade Proposal Sends Nikola Vucevic And Alex Caruso To Warriors, Andrew Wiggins To Bulls

One NBA writer proposed that the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors make a trade with each other this offseason. 

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Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report proposed the following trade idea between the Bulls and Warriors:

The trade: The Chicago Bulls trade Nikola Vucevic and Alex Caruso to the Golden State Warriors for Andrew Wiggins, No. 52 pick and a 2026 first-round pick (top-four protected)

The Bulls and Warriors missed the playoffs this year. 

“At his end-of-season press conference, Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Artūras Karnišovas acknowledged the need for roster changes,” Buckley wrote. “But before fans could even entertain the possibility of the franchise finally resetting, Karnišovas made clear, ‘I’m thinking about winning.’

“Chicago doesn’t sound remotely interested in rebuilding this offseason, but why not? DeMar DeRozan is entering unrestricted free agency. Zach LaVine is already on the trade block. Conditions are perfect for a clean break.

“The Bulls maybe wouldn’t tear things down to the ground—they’ll want to have some talent around breakout star Coby White—but they could turn over the veteran core. Here, turning Vučević and Caruso into Wiggins, a second-round pick and a future first-rounder hurts a little for now but carries the promise of a much better future.”

Vucevic averaged 18.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists this season while shooting 48.4% from the field, 29.4% from beyond the arc and 82.2% from the free-throw line. He’ll make $20 million next season. 

Caruso averaged 10.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 blocks while shooting 46.8% overall, 40.8% from 3 and 76.0% from the free-throw line. The All-NBA defender will make $9.9 million next season. 

The Warriors are expected to try to trade Wiggins this offseason, sources told Hoops Wire. Wiggins will make $26.3 million next season. He averaged 13.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists this season while shooting 45.3% from the field, 35.8% from 3 and 75.1% from the foul line. 

The Bulls haven’t made the NBA Finals since 1998, while the Warriors won the 2022 title over the Boston Celtics. 

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