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Rumor: Bulls’ Thaddeus Young expected to be shopped on trade market in offseason

Thaddeus Young, Bulls

Whenever the 2020 offseason period begins, the Chicago Bulls are expected to shop veteran forward Thaddeus Young, per Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Young is in his first season with the Bulls. He was supposedly unhappy with his role and minutes under head coach Jim Boylen for most of the season.

Before the 2019-20 season got suspended, Young appeared in 64 games for the Bulls. The lefty averaged 10.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 58.3 percent from the free-throw line.

The Bulls signed Young to a three-year deal worth nearly $41 million. He agreed to the contract right at the outset of free agency. The veteran is set to make $13,545,000 next season and then $14,190,000 in 2021-22, though only $6 million of that is guaranteed.

The Los Angeles Clippers reportedly had trade interest in both Young and Bulls point guard Kris Dunn at the February trade deadline. We’ll see if the Bulls and Clippers get any discussions going once the offseason gets underway.

The Bulls were on their way to missing the playoffs again before COVID-19 became a pandemic and suspended the season. Chicago hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2017. The franchise has been struggling ever since the Jimmy Butler trade, which makes sense given Butler is an All-Star player and winner.

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