According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Bulls are trying to move up into the lottery prior to the 2012 NBA draft which takes place on Thursday, June 28.
Amico claims the Bulls are willing to part with their first-round pick -- No. 29 overall -- and a player from their roster to acquire the pick. Below are the three players the Bulls are believed to have an interest in and how they performed in 2011-12:
Jeremy Lamb, UConn
Austin Rivers, Duke
Dion Waiters, Syracuse
It is not clear if the Bulls have had any actual conversations with teams in the lottery and who those teams might be. It was also not made known which player off the Bulls current roster could be dealt.
C.J. Watson, Ronnie Brewer, Omer Asik and Kyle Korver are free agents and obviously Derrick Rose is not going anywhere.
Which of the collegiate stars would you like to see the Bulls trade up and draft? Tell us by commenting below.
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