Report: Bulls gauged trade value of Mirotic, Lopez

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The Chicago Bulls clearly have no intention of being competitive this season, so it shouldn't come as a surprise if they moved some of their veterans.

To that end, the Bulls have gauged the trade value of both Robin Lopez and Nikola Mirotic, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. They're looking for future assets and manageable contracts in return.

Moving Lopez shouldn't be a problem. He's a durable and dependable starter who contributes on both sides of the floor. His foot speed leaves something to be desired, but his physicality on both ends is definitely a plus. Lopez could help a playoff team that finds themselves light in frontcourt talent.

Shipping out Mirotic would be a much tougher sell. Not only does he hold a no-trade clause, but he's played in just three games this season after getting into a fight in practice with Bobby Portis. Mirotic has been excellent since his return, averaging 16.3 points, but his three prior seasons were characterized by spells of maddening inconsistency.

Lopez has two years left on his contract worth $27 million, while Mirotic is owed $12.5 million this season with a $12.5 million team option for 2018-19.

Report: Bulls gauged trade value of Mirotic, Lopez
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