Report: Bulls trying to move up, targeting Stauskas and McDermott

By James Herbert | NBA writer

Could Doug McDermott be running with the Bulls next year?
Could Doug McDermott be running with the Bulls next year? (USATSI)

More draft: Mock drafts | Draft order | Prospect rankings

The Chicago Bulls are "trying hard" to trade both the No. 16 and 19 picks in Thursday's 2014 NBA Draft in order to get either Doug McDermott or Nik Stauskas, according to DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony. They would reportedly like to acquire a pick in the 9-11 range. At least one of them should be available there.

It's always seemed logical that Chicago would trade at least one of its picks, as it wants to create as much cap flexibility as possible in order to make a move to acquire a star like LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony. Given how much the Bulls need help on offense, and with shooting in particular, it makes sense that they'd be looking at McDermott and Stauskas. In the event that they do land James or Anthony, they would be solid complementary pieces.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nba Video

August 1, 2015
NBA teams rebuilding (2:06)
July 30, 2015
How will the West play out?
(2:54)
July 30, 2015
State of the Mavericks
(1:56)
July 29, 2015
2017 NBA Draft preview
(1:54)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Charcoal Denver Broncos Training Camp Performance T-Shirt

NFL Training Camp Gear
Get your favorite team
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.