Chicago Bulls Rumors: Bulls ‘Actively’ Trying to Trade Derrick Rose

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Bulls ‘Actively’ Trying to Trade Derrick Rose

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Chicago Bulls Rumors: Bulls 'Actively' Trying to Trade Derrick Rose

According to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, league sources at the Adidas Eurocamp in Italy are saying this:

The Bulls are actively open to moving guard (Derrick) Rose, and that seems to be the first choice rather than shopping [Jimmy] Butler.”

Although it had been previously reported by Marc Stein and Chad Ford of ESPN that the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in packaging their fifth overall pick for Butler, it seems like Rose’s name has come up in trade talks more frequently per Kyler:

Rose is entering the final year of his deal and has commented numerous times on the ballooning salary cap and his next contract, much to the dismay of the Bulls front office and a large number of Bulls fans. Add that to an on-again, off-again intensity and there is a sense that both sides would welcome a change, especially with Rose entering a free agent year.”

“At this point, it’s unclear which teams (if anyone) has made a real offer for Rose, especially given his $21.3 million salary. But it was said a few times that the name being talked about most among teams and scouts in Italy was not Butler, but rather Rose and there is a sense that a team that misses on a starting-caliber point guard in free agency may turn to the Bulls.”

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