Chicago Bulls Acquire All-Star Nikola Vucevic from Orlando Magic

Mar 14, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic (9) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) defends during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bulls acquire all-star Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports

Orlando had notably resisted offers to trade Nikola Vucevic in the recent past. Thus, the announcement of the trade surprised many .

Orlando’s main trade efforts were previously with the intention of moving forward Aaron Gordon.

The Chicago Bulls will additionally send out forward Otto Porter Jr, center Wendell Carter Jr, and first round picks to the Orlando Magic.

In return, the Chicago Bulls will receive forward Al-Farouq Aminu in addition to Vucevic.

Details of the draft compensation are as listed below and are as follows.

  • Chicago sends their own unprotected 2021 First-Round Pick
  • Chicago additionally sends their unprotected 2023 First-Round Pick

Vucevic, the 2x all-star, currently averages 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

Wendell Carter Jr, the third-year center out of Duke University, currently averages 10.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

Otto Porter Jr’s inclusion in the deal for salary matching purposes will see him on the final year of a contract which pays Porter Jr approximately $28.5 million

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