Originally Posted by CanYouDigIt
Deng for Batum?
Sure, but why would Portland do that? And then we're still playing Butler out of position.
Best bet is to trade Deng and some of our assets for an elite SG, or at least a starting caliber one and some other pieces.
I've long-argued for Marcus Thornton (starting-caliber rather than elite). Other options could include Derozan, Redick, Beal (would have to give up A LOT), Mathews, Bradley, Afflalo, Green (doubt Spurs would trade)...
Certainly not a knock on Deng. He's a very good player. Just not what the Bulls need. Edited to take out a really stupid, far-fetched, impossible pipe-dream trade idea.