The Bulls have the 17th pick in the NBA draft, but they are considering possibly packaging the pick with a player -- Luol Deng or Kirk Hinrich -- to clear even more space for the upcoming free-agent spending spree.
The odds of the Bulls actually swinging a deal appear remote because it will be difficult to find a team willing to take on the big contract of Deng or Hinrich, but they will explore all possibilities.
The Bulls have talked with the Los Angeles Clippers about a deal that would send the 17th pick and Deng West for the 8th pick. The Clippers have the cap space to back the deal and they need a small forward, but whether they'd be willing to pull the trigger is the issue.
Even if the Bulls are unable to make a trade, they are well positioned for free agency. They can add two mega free agents -- as long as one of the players is acquired in a sign-and-trade deal.