No. 3: Darius Garland to the Bulls
This rumor is a blast from the past dating all the way back to December, when the Chicago Bulls first began shopping former All-Star shooting guard Zach LaVine. That's a saga that has stretched out uncomfortably long, as the Bulls have not found the LaVine trade market to be a particularly frothy one.
LaVine is certainly a talented player, and it's not unreasonable to think he could be a more impactful and efficient player as the second or third option on a great team rather than the top option on a losing one. Even so, with his injury history and gargantuan contract ($40 million this season, then $136 million over the next three season) it's difficult to find a trade partner.
One team that absolutely won't be that partner? The Cleveland Cavaliers, who have absolutely no need for a player like LaVine. Yet that didn't stop the Bulls from calling the Cavs in December and pitching a trade centered around LaVine and Darius Garland.
Garland is a better player right now than LaVine, he plays a more important position, he is a better fit on the Cavaliers, he is younger and he is significantly cheaper. There is not a universe where it would make sense for Cleveland to swap Garland for LaVine, and that's potentially the thought process that ran through their heads before hanging up in Chicago's face.