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Bulls will listen on offers for anyone other than Lauri Markkanen, Wendell Carter Jr.

lauri markkanen, wendell carter jr

The Chicago Bulls will reportedly listen to trade offers for anyone on the roster other than second-year stretch forward Lauri Markkanen and rookie center Wendell Carter Jr., according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.

The Bulls are expected to be sellers at the trade deadline. Chicago is 12-40 on the season, 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Bulls will listen on offers for anyone other than Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., sources say — and that includes Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine.

Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. are the two young talents the Bulls are hoping to build around.

Markkanen missed the first 23 games of the season after suffering a right elbow injury in training camp. He’s putting up 17.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game on the season.

Carter Jr. underwent surgery on his left thumb in January. He is expected to miss the rest of the season. The 19-year-old averaged 10.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in 44 games this season.

Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine, two players Chicago acquired in the Jimmy Butler trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, could be moved at the trade deadline, but it would be a major surprise if they are actually traded this season.

LaVine signed a four-year, $78 million deal with the Bulls last summer. Chicago matched the Sacramento Kings’ offer sheet for the high-flyer. LaVine is averaging 22.9 points per game this season.

Dunn, meanwhile, has struggled this season. The rugged defender is averaging 12.2 points and 6.3 assists but is turning the ball over 2.6 times per game.