Which Bulls trade target should the Clippers pursue?

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Nikola Vucevic

One of the better offensive big men in the NBA, Nikola Vucevic is playing in his thirteenth professional season. In those 13 years, he has averaged at least 13 points and six rebounds per game in all but one of them.

For his career, Vucevic holds averages of 17 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. He is a consistent producer, and while heading toward the end of his athletic prime at 33 years old, could still be a worthy gamble for the Clippers.

The main interest for LA in Vucevic would likely be for him to serve as a replacement for Ivica Zubac. There is no place for both of them in the Clippers' lineup, so pursuing Vucevic would in all likelihood mean trying to ship out Zubac simultaneously.

Zubac is a solid producer for the Clippers at the moment and has been since he arrived in town. But he has never been and will never be the kind of offensive talent Vucevic is. Putting him in the Clippers' lineup would give them scoring threats at every spot on the floor, so looking at a potential trade for him should be a no-brainer for a team trying to level up in the competitive Western Conference.

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Verdict: Pursue