The number one reason why the Bulls won’t made a trade this year is because the Bulls have their eye on someone, whether they mean to sign the player in free agency, draft him this year, or draft him next year, and they don’t want to trade assets if they could get their target player for nothing later on. While the Bulls are said to be interested in Courtney Lee and Anthony Parker, it seems as if both players are intended to be rental players and not the permanent solution. I believe the reason we haven’t heard more about the Bulls shopping around for other permanent solutions such as OJ Mayo is because the team has decided who they want their long-term SG to be.
Management is confident they will be able to get this player, and we know they are because management would have tried to get a real stud at the trade deadline. This means the player won’t be signed in free agency as you never know where a player sign, *cough* Lebron *cough*.
That leaves the draft to add the player management is targeting, and as we know the team is going to be drafting rather late this year. Next year however, as mentioned, the team could be drafting in the top ten thanks to the Charlotte pick. One SG has been projected to be a top ten pick then year, and his name is Austin Rivers, son of the Bulls’ main competition in the East, Doc Rivers, coach of the Celtics.
As a result, I believe the Bulls won’t make a trade this season because they are planning on doing whatever it takes to draft the current High School senior Austin Rivers to play alongside Derrick Rose next year.