Under new coach Fred Hoiberg, the Chicago Bulls have only shown flashes of being one of the better teams in the East. At 15-11, the Bulls are underperforming, possibly dealing with chemistry issues and are even questioning their identity. And now they may be trying to make some drastic roster changes.
Chicago does have a glut of forwards with Gibson, Noah, Gasol, Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic. Portis has shown flashes of being a solid player and although Mirotic has struggled this season, he could be a good fit for Hoiberg's uptempo offense. But does that make Gasol, Noah and Gibson expendable now?
If the Bulls trade any of the three, Gibson and Gasol may be the best options as Chicago could get better value from those two. Noah's value on the other hand, may be at an all-time low. He is coming off one of the worst seasons of his career and, at 30, Noah's best years may already be behind him.
However, the Bulls do need a wing player that will pair well with Jimmy Butler, who they are committed to building around after signing him to max contract last summer. The injury to Mike Dunleavy has truly hurt the Bulls as they are relying on Tony Snell and Doug McDermott, two players that have underperformed.
These are of course just reports and the Bulls may not end up doing anything. However, the Bulls do need a wing player and they could possibly be one of the more active teams before February's trade deadline.