Dejounte Murray to the Chicago Bulls: Doesn’t Make Sense
It’s the numbers game that would make Murray a less-than-deal fit with the Chicago Bulls, in addition to the whole Eastern Conference rival thing that applied to the Knicks.
The Bulls don’t have the Klutch Sports problem. And they could use their connection – Lonzo Ball and, more specifically, Zach LaVine – to come together with the Hawks on a deal for the two Washington state natives.
LaVine and the Bulls appear to be on the outs with both sides open to finding a trade for the two-time All-Star.
The Bulls have played better without LaVine. But his resume is legitimate.
Murray would give the Bulls another defender while LaVine – a career 38.2% shooter from three – would seemingly fit well under Snyder.
But the Bulls are already heavy in the backcourt. And the Hawks could probably use fourth-year forward Patrick Williams instead, though the Bulls would then have to replace him. The stars are difficult to align on something that makes sense for both sides even if the on-court fit is there on paper.
The Bulls do have control of their first-round pick this season as well as their picks beyond the 2026 season. If they came with a substantial enough offer – specifically one that includes either LaVine or Williams – it might not be a bad idea for the Hawks to listen.