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

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

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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.

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