Trade Deadline Marathon: Day 19
Bulls Receive: Markelle Fultz, Wilson Chandler
Sixers Receive: Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis
This is an exchange of lottery tickets between two ball clubs in vastly different places as franchises. For the Bulls, they move on from the failed Parker experiment and attempt to reconcile the Fultz phenomenon. This allows Markelle a fresh start where he can be handed the reigns to try to regain his confidence.
For the Sixers, they look to see if their defensive culture can put Parker in position to succeed while adding depth to the forward spot with the high energy Portis. Both players can offer options at starting forward spots and relieve the Sixers from playing guards like Korkmaz and Shamet at the small forward position. If the defense of the young forwards doesn’t evolve in Philly, simply offering more length will be a tolerable bare minimum.