After just acquiring Nikola Vucevic at the NBA trade deadline, the Chicago Bulls finally have two All-Star caliber players and could potentially look for that third talent to elevate them into contention in the Eastern Conference. This is why John Wall could be a real target of the Chicago Bulls this offseason.
The Bulls will have about $12M in cap space entering the offseason and with expendable contracts like Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu and Tomas Satoransky, the Bulls could definitely free up the cap space to bring in a player like John Wall. The only question though is whether or not they would want him since they have a young guard in Coby White.
This season, Coby White has been in and out of the starting lineup and has averaged 15.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 4.6 assists and has shot 35.1% from three-point range. The Bulls believe that he could be in their long-term plans in the backcourt moving forward, so they may look to give him the full-time point guard position next season instead of going out and trading for John Wall.
However, White has shown the ability to be an impactful player off-the bench for Chicago, which is why bringing in John Wall is not too crazy of an idea. He would fit right in being a high-motor guard who can push the pace and with one of the best athletes in the league in Zach LaVine by his side, the Bulls could suddenly become a threat in the Eastern Conference.
In terms of fit and the ability to absorb Wall’s contract, the Chicago Bulls may be one of the only teams that could potentially show true interest in John Wall this offseason. They are not far off from being a true threat in the Eastern Conference, but they will have to make the right moves to do so.