Published On: Tue, Jul 26th, 2016

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls trading Taj Gibson for Rudy Gay?

Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Chicago Bulls who are reportedly trading Taj Gibson for Rudy Gay of the Sacramento Kings.

The Chicago Bulls have made a tremendous improvement in their roster when they acquired Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. However, some people are still questioning their ability to be a contender in the Eastern Conference. Bryan Mazique of Forbes suggested that the Bulls should trade Taj Gibson for a shooter to create an offensive balance with the team.

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“With three ball dominators like Rajon Rondo, Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler set to start, the offensive balance won’t be ideal. Moving Gibson for a shooter would at least be an improvement., Mazique wrote.

Marc Stein of ESPN revealed that the Chicago Bulls are having trade talks with the Sacramento Kings involving forward Rudy Gay. The 29-year-old forward can become a free agent next year so trading him now will be the best move for the Kings.

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The Chicago Bulls have a logjam at the power forward position having Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis and Cristiano Felicio. Robin Lopez will undeniably become the starting center next season. Therefore, the four big men will be battling for the power forward and backup center position.

The Kings currently need a player who can provide a veteran leadership in their team. Adding a player like Taj Gibson will be a nice option. Gibson provides a big contribution on the defensive end, making DeMarcus Cousins focus his energy on the offensive end.

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The Sacramento Kings can straight swap Rudy Gay for Taj Gibson. The trade deal will definitely benefit both teams in filling up the needs in their roster. Rudy Gay’s presence in the Chicago Bulls will provide an offensive balance, giving them an accurate shooter and solid scorer.

Meanwhile, adding a veteran forward like Taj Gibson will provide leadership in the Sacramento Kings. Gibson can help in the development of the Kings’ big men, teaching them how to play the game in the right way.

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