With the 8th Pick in 2010, the L.A. Clippers pick…
Rumors (without confirmation from either team officials) had the Clips sending the Bulls their 8th pick overall in exchange for Luol Deng and the 17th pick in the draft.
This makes sense for the Clips as Luol Deng would be better than any free agent that they would be able to dupe into signing a free agent contract this summer. It also lends them a starting lineup of Miller-Gordon-Deng-Griffin-Kaman.
It also makes sense for the Bulls if they think that they think they really have a shot at Lebron and another free agent that may cost some coin, since this will help them shed Luol’s “ghastly” contract.
Alas, it looks like for now, this deal will not be consummated. But it’s fun to think about what the Bulls lineup might look like by the end of July.