Report: Bulls trying to trade Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson
The Bulls are 15–11 and have lost their last three games. The team is hoping to bolster its shooting force ahead of the Feb. 19 trade deadline, with Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reporting the Bulls are seeking to add a talented wing player.
Noah, 30, will become a free agent at the end of this season, as will Gasol, 35, if he declines his player option. Gibson, 30, will hit free agency after next season.
Noah’s trade value may have declined after he sprained his shoulder Monday, which will sideline him for two weeks. He has also started only one game this season and is averaging 4.5 points and 8.8 rebounds per game after coming off one of the worst seasons of his career last year.
Gasol is averaging 15.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game through 25 starts. Gibson has averaged 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game with eight starts in 26 games.
The Bulls will try to end their losing streak on Christmas Day against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
- Erin Flynn