Even for the Chicago Bulls, who are no stranger to dysfunction, this has been a truly bizarre season. They've already fired one coach, players nearly led a mutiny on his replacement after one week and they've benched Jabari Parker, their biggest free-agent acquisition of the offseason. All of that happening within the opening two months of the 2018-19 campaign. 

So what now? Aside from forming a leadership council -- no really, that happened -- the Bulls are reportedly looking to deal Parker, who was diagnosed with a stomach illness on Monday morning and is uncertain to play in Chicago's matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder (8 p.m. ET -- Watch on FuboTV with the NBA League Pass extension). According to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls are "engaged in talks with several teams" regarding the former No. 2 overall pick. 

Now, Kevin O'Connor is reporting that the Utah Jazz are one of those teams. Via The Ringer:

The Utah Jazz are one of the teams interested in Parker, according to multiple league sources. Derrick Favors is an awkward fit next to center Rudy Gobert, and his $16.9 million on the books for next season is non-guaranteed, meaning he could be one of the pieces involved. Favors can't be traded until January 15, so Chicago would have to wait.

In theory, it makes sense why the Jazz would be interested in Parker. While he still hasn't shown any improvement, or really any interest on the defensive end, he's capable of creating his own shots and could potentially help boost the Jazz's struggling offense, which is currently ranked 23rd in the league in offensive rating. 

Parker isn't super efficient, and would no doubt hurt the Jazz's defense, but they might be willing to live with those downsides if he could give them another creator on offense. 

However, a deal involving Derrick Favors seems unlikely. The Bulls already have a logjam in the frontcourt, with Wendell Carter Jr., Lauri Markkanen, Robin Lopez and Bobby Portis all needing minutes. Adding another veteran who would want playing time doesn't make sense. Plus, the Bulls have a team option for Parker's contract for next season, so even though Favors' deal is expiring, it's not like the move would save them any more money than if they stood pat and played out the year before declining Parker's option. 

You never know in the NBA, especially when it comes to the Bulls' personnel decisions, but you probably shouldn't be holding your breath on a Parker-for-Favors centered swap.