The Chicago Bulls are still in a good spot at 31-18, which is percentage points ahead of the Miami Heat for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. However, key injuries have ailed the Bulls of late, resulting in a dip in their performance after they started 27-11. Lonzo Ball, Alex Caruso, Derrick Jones Jr. and Patrick Williams are all out with long-term injuries, while Zach LaVine recently just returned from a brief absence with a knee injury.

Chicago's injuries have really hurt the defense and depth of this roster, and it's clear something must be done ahead of the 2022 NBA trade deadline on Feb. 10. Even if the Bulls don't make a big trade for somebody like Jerami Grant or Harrison Barnes, they should be looking to take some kind of action.

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On the latest episode of Blue Wire's Cash Considerations pod, Ricky O'Donnell discussed another Sacramento Kings player Chicago should be looking at, in addition to Barnes. That would be Richaun Holmes, who's a native of Illinois.

With the Kings looking to shake things up in a big way, Holmes is reportedly available. The big man is averaging 12.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 69.4% from the field in 25.9 minutes per game. He's on an affordable contract of four years, $46.5 million, which he signed this past offseason.

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The 28-year-old would provide much-needed depth in the frontcourt and a different look than starting Bulls center Nikola Vucevic. Holmes is a rim-runner who finishes well around the basket, and the Bulls don't really have that kind of player on the roster after trading away Daniel Gafford last season. Holmes might not help the defense all that much, but he'd still be an overall upgrade over backup center Tony Bradley.

Chicago still has some time left ahead of the trade deadline to make decisions. Look for Arturas Karnisovas to be aggressive as he tries to improve the roster in any way he can.

Listen to the full Cash Considerations episode here. The Holmes discussion is toward the end of the pod:

Cash Considerations: A Chicago Bulls Podcast is part of the Blue Wire Podcast Network. The pod can be found on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts.