NBA Trade Rumors: Bulls May Trade Pau Gasol To Kings For Kosta Koufos, Ben McLemore
Will Pau Gasol finally land in Sacramento Kings? The Chicago Bulls are discussing a trade that would send Gasol and Tony Snell to Kings for Kosta Koufos and Ben McLemore.Advertisement
The Bulls will also attempt to lower a lottery protection of a draft pick owed by Kings to Chicago. This lowering means it will increase the odds of the pick sent to Bulls, reports the Real GM.
The pick owed by the Bulls began in 2011 in a trade between Kings and Cavaliers, when they acquired a future first-round pick. Then the pick was dealt to Chicago Bulls in 2014 in exchange of Luol Deng.
Spaniard Gasol is likely to become a rental if he is traded to Bulls, according to SB Nation. The Kings also approached Philadelphia 76ers for a sweetener that would allow them to carry on a trade with the Bulls. The Sixers have the right to swap picks with the Kings in 2016.
That may not stop the Kings from completing the trade with the Bulls. The Kings are pressured by the owner to at least make it to playoffs among all chaos. Veteran PG Pau Gasol can help them to do so.