3 Coby White trades the Bulls could make to become a title contender
The additions of Lonzo Ball, DeMar DeRozan and Alex Caruso have been vital to their early-season success. They have paired these players with Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic, creating a solid roster.
While the Bulls have started off the season great, they are not a championship contender yet. Fortunately, a few key moves could help them improve and become a top team in the league. They have an intriguing asset in point guard Coby White, who could very well be a nice trade piece for them to build a championship-contending roster.
With that said, here are three trades the Chicago Bulls could make with White to become a title contender.
Coby White Trades
3. Coby White for Brandon Clarke
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While White is a young player with potential, the Bulls have other talents at guard and desperately need to add a forward. The injury to Patrick Williams was devastating for Chicago, as he was the defensive forward they needed.
Brandon Clarke could be a target for the Bulls since he would fill that void. Whether he is in a bench role or the starting lineup, he could thrive. Clarke has seen his minutes diminish this season and is not a big part of the rotation with the Memphis Grizzlies.
On the season, Clarke is averaging 7.6 points per game along with 4.5 rebounds. A swap of young players could make sense for both teams and help these players get in new opportunities.
2. Coby White and a second-round pick for Robert Covington
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Although a Clarke trade would help the Bulls, a deal for Robert Covington makes more sense. Covington is an established defensive player that can shoot the three-ball. He would fit perfectly in the role that was originally carved out for Williams. This deal would be tougher to make as the Portland Trail Blazers are attempting to make Damian Lillard happy, and trading away an integral part of the team would do the opposite.
If the Blazers are struggling at the deadline, this deal would be possible. So far this season, Covington is averaging 6.8 points per game along with 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks. He is also shooting an efficient 38 percent from behind the arc.
White would be a great sixth man for the Blazers behind Lillard and C.J. McCollum in the starting unit. This trade would go a long way in helping Chicago become a title contender.
1. Coby White and a second-round pick for Kyle Anderson
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Another Grizzlies player that has seen his minutes go down this season is Kyle Anderson. Anderson would fit well alongside the other four Bulls starters due to his offensive game. He is on the last year of his deal and could be a candidate for Memphis to trade at the deadline.
Anderson is averaging 8,0 points per game along with 5.3 rebounds. His ability to control his offensive pace and score at all three levels would make him an ideal fit next to the star-studded team. He would leave space open for Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic to operate in the paint and be another offensive threat for Lonzo Ball to hit.
White would come in and be a solid player for the bench for the Grizzlies behind Ja Morant. While it would be hard to lose a forward, they may not retain him in free agency, and moving on at the deadline would make sense.
Chicago has started off the season hot, but they should still look to add a forward to make them a title contender.