Chicago Bulls forward Wendell Carter Jr. was recently linked to trade speculations involving the Golden State Warriors prior to the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. As per NBC Sports‘ K.C. Johnson, the former Duke standout remains confident that he is still being valued in the organization amid the swirling rumors.

In an earlier report by Kevin O’Connor in The Ringer’s 2020 NBA Draft Guide, the Warriors are looking to trade down from their No. 2 pick in exchange for a package of both the No. 4 pick and Wendell Carter Jr. with the Bulls also reportedly eyeing to select Memphis center James Wiseman if they managed to move up the draft boards.

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The 21-year-old Carter has emerged as one of the key players in a rebuilding Bulls squad which continued to struggle in recent seasons. He first came to Windy City after being selected by the organization with the seventh overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

He was immediately eased in as a regular starter for the team during his freshman campaign where he showcased his offense and rebounding prowess in the paint for the Bulls right from the get-go. Carter managed to bump his averages in his second season in the league where he recorded 11.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 43 appearances. Despite his valiant efforts, the Bulls still concluded with a subpar 22-43 record to place in the 11th spot within the Eastern Conference last season.

Carter trusts that his previous performance and contributions for the Bulls would be sufficient enough to allow him to stay put in the team after the coming draft night. The next few hours will reveal whether or not team vice president Arturas Karnisovas and the rest of the Bulls front office will ship Carter to another team for next season.