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NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls Push For Cheap Blake Griffin Trade; Dwyane Wade, Jimmy Butler Welcome Clippers Star

( [email protected] ) Dec 20, 2016 03:12 AM EST
The Chicago Bulls slid from the Eastern Conference rankings following the problematic performances from NBA All-Star players Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Despite the inconsistency and disconnect threatening to take over the group, which was pretty much the same fear they shared during the Derrick Rose era, the Taj Gibson squad seems to be rallying to make sure that their NBA title shot does not slip away again this year. With this in mind, a Blake Griffin trade negotiation could be in the works.
Los Angeles Clippers Blake Griffin during a game against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center in Washington on March 12, 2011. Keith Allison/Flickr CC

The Chicago Bulls slid from the Eastern Conference rankings following the problematic performances from NBA All-Star players Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. Despite the inconsistency and disconnect threatening to take over the group, which was pretty much the same fear they shared during the Derrick Rose era, the Taj Gibson squad seems to be rallying to make sure that their NBA title shot does not slip away again this year. With this in mind, a Blake Griffin trade negotiation could be in the works.

One of the major factors experts believe to be affecting the Chicago Bulls is the age of the NBA team's players. Despite the remarkable comeback of former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and Sacramento Kings leader Rajon Rondo, the two veteran basketball players could no longer replicate the ferocity of their game during their heydays. In fact, even Jimmy Butler's age could be a problem when the Chicago Bulls gets confronted by younger stars such as Karl-Anthony Towns and Kristaps Porzingis. Will the Blake Griffin age be a selling point in this potential deal?

Rumors are rife that the Los Angeles Clippers are seriously considering a Blake Griffin trade. The DeAndre Jordan squad, which previously held the top spot in the Western Conference, has now slid behind the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors. With the Blake Griffin age as a potential factor to get a valuable trade off with the Chicago Bulls, speculations point to Doc Rivers taking interest in the deal.

The chemistry of Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul has become even more powerful this NBA season. However, it appears that the Big 3 of the Los Angeles Clippers would need to be disbanded soon. Rumors indicate that the front office would be looking into using the three basketball players as valuable trading chips with a Blake Griffin trade presumably on top of the list. Moreover, experts think that an NBA trade with the 27-year-old star would prove to be a good move for the Los Angeles Clippers as this could push the other stars into action.

At the moment, there remains no official comment from any of the parties concerned regarding this NBA trade rumor. Right now, the Chicago Bulls are focused on putting their team back on track under the leadership of Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo and Dwayne Wade. With the surging performance of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference, it would be challenging for the Taj Gibson team to get back on top once again.

What do you think? Will a Blake Griffin trade fix the Chicago Bulls? Will the Los Angeles Clippers be open to getting veteran stars for the former top NBA draft pick?


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