REPORT: Bulls Acquire All-Star Center Nikola Vucevic from Orlando

The Chicago Bulls have made a big splash at the NBA trade deadline acquiring All-Star center Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic in a blockbuster deal according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The first-round selections headed back to Orlando are for the 2021 and 2023 seasons. Meanwhile, Vucevic is under contract until 2023 providing the Bulls with a prolific scorer and rebounder in the paint as they look reshape the roster. In 44 games this season, the Swiss native is averaging a career high 24.5 points to go along with 11.8 rebounds while shooting 48% from the floor.

Vucevic’s addition also brings a long-range threat, as the 10-year veteran averages 40% from beyond the arc this season, attempting more than 6 three-pointers per game.

The trade also brings Wendell Carter Jr.’s time to an end with the Bulls. The Duke alum averaged 10.9 points and 7.8 rebounds in 32 games this season with Chicago. He is under contract until 2022.

Are the Bulls done making moves at the deadline? It appears that may not be the case as NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson is reporting they are still in on New Orleans’ Lonzo Ball.

Buckle up, Bulls fans. Today could be a wild one!

Stephen Johnson

Host of ChiCitySports’ The Bear Front podcast, Stephen previously spent 8 years with ESPN Radio and as a TV reporter. He is an avid fantasy sports player and is a former Fantasy Football Expert for Chicago’s 670am The Score.

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