CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls are widely expected to move stretch forward Nikola Mirotic before the February trade deadline but Mirotic isn’t the only Bull who could be on the move.
According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls have been quietly gauging the trade value of third-year point guard Jerian Grant.
“According to one executive in each conference, the Bulls have gauged interest on Jerian Grant. Grant, acquired from the Knicks in the Derrick Rose trade, leads the Bulls in assist-to-turnover ratio but has shot just 29.9 percent from 3-point range. The organization likely wants to get a post-All-Star-break look at Cameron Payne, whose option was picked up for next season. And with LaVine also able to play backup point guard, Grant could be expendable.”
On the season, Grant is averaging 7.8 points and 4.7 assists while shooting 41.0 percent from the field.