This story will serve as a running trade tracker for any moves that the Chicago Bulls make between this morning and the 2:00 pm (CT) NBA trade deadline. We will have analysis of the moves following the conclusion of today’s activity individually this evening.
1:25 PM (CT)- Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers have traded Noah Vonleh and cash to the Bulls for the rights to Milocan Rakovic, who they got in the Anthony Randolph trade.
Vonleh is a 6-foot-9 power forward, who is just 22-years-old. He was the ninth overall pick of the Charlotte Hornets in 2014 in the Nicolas Batum deal.
10:47 AM (CT) – Bulls will waive newly acquired center Willie Reed immediately per Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago. Reed is currently serving a suspension for Domestic Violence.
Sources: Detroit is sending center Willie Reed to the Bulls for Jameer Nelson, who shores up Pistons’ PG rotation.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 8, 2018
10:07 AM (CT) – Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported that the Chicago Bulls are sending recently acquired guard Jameer Nelson to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for center Willie Reed. Nelson was acquired by the Bulls as a part of the Nikola Mirotic trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Willie Reed, 27, is a 6-foot-10 center who has spent the past three seasons bouncing around the league, making stops in Brooklyn, Miami, Los Angeles (Clippers), Detroit, and now Chicago. In 152 NBA contests (12 starts), Reed is averaging roughly 5 points and 4 rebounds per contest.
As part of the deal, the Bulls and Pistons will also swap second-round draft choices in 2022, per Shams Charania.
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