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Report: The Bulls Are Considering Trading Up For Mo Bamba

Benny the Bull waving the Chicago Bulls flag.

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 07: Benny, the mascot of the Chicago Bulls, waves a flag before a game against the New Orleans Hornets at the United Center on March 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Hornets 85-77. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held tomorrow. It promises to be an interesting one.

This year more than ever, rumors and reports are flying about teams looking to wheel and deal on draft night. There's as much uncertainty regarding who will go where in the lottery as there has ever been recently.

The Chicago Bulls own the No. 7 pick tomorrow night. According to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson, the Bulls seem to covet Texas big man Mo Bamba.

The Bulls have had consistent contact with Bamba throughout the pre-draft process, including a recent conversation with team president and chief operating officer Michael Reinsdorf, sources said. The Bulls also met with Bamba at last month’s NBA draft combine and hosted him for an individual draft workout earlier this month.

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There’s a sense around the league that if the Bulls want Bamba, they’d have to trade up to the fourth pick and perhaps the third pick to land him. The Grizzlies have been trying to unload Chandler Parsons’ cumbersome contract in any talks about surrendering their fourth pick.

As Johnson notes, the Bulls have to decide if Bamba is worth moving up for. If they gamble and sit pat, he could still fall to No. 7, though that appears unlikely.

If Bamba isn't on the board, Chicago could have a chance to take Oklahoma point guard Trae Young or Missouri wing Michael Porter Jr., if they fall. Duke big man Wendell Carter Jr. is another name that has been linked to the Bulls in mock drafts.

The 2018 NBA Draft will be held tomorrow at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET.