EVERY TRADE WE WILL SEE THIS SEASON: TRADE 6 (TRADE DEADLINE)
CHICAGO BULLS GET: Alex Abrines and 2021 Oklahoma City Thunder Second Round Draft Pick
OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER GET: Justin Holiday
The Chicago Bulls don’t lose much in terms of talent from this swap and the additional salary they take doesn’t have enough of a negative impact that they wouldn’t take the draft pick for their troubles. Abrines expires after the season and that pick is far enough in the future that it may carry decent value by the time it conveys.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have a severe luxury tax issue on their hands. Saving even this slight amount of money is a relatively equal of a talent swap warrants them giving a second round pick to give the Bulls some incentive to help them. Holiday should easily fill Abrines’ role off the bench for $5 Million less in luxury tax payments.