Rumor: Bulls could bring back Justin Holiday in Kris Dunn sign-and-trade with Grizzlies
The Chicago Bulls could still make some moves this offseason, despite the market coming to a sudden halt at the wake of a $3 billion shopping galore in the first few hours of free agency and the consequent stalling that came with awaiting Kawhi Leonard’s decision. Rumor has it the Bulls could trade point guard Kris Dunn and even bring back Justin Holiday in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune.
The Bulls memorably traded Holiday to the Grizzlies before the deadline last season, and could now be looking to get a mulligan on that decision, as they look for further depth at the wing and add shooting.
Dunn is now likely looking at a third-string predicament after the Bulls drafted Coby White and consequently sign-and-traded for veteran point man Tomas Satoransky.
Chicago won’t just give Dunn away for nothing, having postured and said all the right things about the young point guard, despite the evident poor fit in Jim Boylen’s slow-it-down offense.
However, some have said Dunn is available for the right price. In fact, the Bulls have had discussions with the Grizzlies with a potential sign-and-trade in mind for Holiday.
That would leave the Bulls with the ideal veteran point guard in Satoransky, give White a share of the load while he adapts to the NBA game, all while acquiring a veteran marksman that has proven to fit well with this core.
The move would also free potential minutes for Ryan Arcidiacono, who showed flashes of brilliance during the 2018-19 season.