Bulls’ Lopez, Holiday candidates to be dealt

Justin Holiday could be a potential trade chip for the Bulls.

Along with guard Jerian Grant and forward Nikola Mirotic, the Chicago Bulls could be looking to move center Robin Lopez and shooter Justin Holiday prior to the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

The Grant possibility was mentioned by the Chicago Tribune, with Mirotic’s name being mentioned by nearly every media outlet everywhere.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Sun-Times reported the idea of Lopez and Holiday being added to the Bulls’ potential being-shopped list.

According to the Sun-Times, each “could have a change of address sooner rather than later if the right offer comes in.”

But of all the Bulls, it appears Mirotic has earned the distinction of Most Likely to be Traded. He has been linked to everyone from the Utah Jazz to

“Yes, Mirotic remains a likely candidate to be traded after he became eligible to be dealt Monday, but that doesn’t mean the Bulls’ front office is planning to give him away to the first team that calls,” Joe Cowley wrote in the Sun-Times. “A source indicated the Bulls plan to remain patient with the process, making sure they leave potential buyers ample time to get into the mix or to raise their offers as the Bulls look for the best possible return for Mirotic.”

Finally, per RealGM:

“Lopez is signed through the 18-19 season. Lopez signed a four-year, $54 million deal with the Knicks in 2015.┬áHoliday signed with the Bulls on a two-year, $9 million deal in 2017.”