Since the departure of Michael Jordan in 1998, and the subsequent breaking up of the Bulls dynasty, the franchise has yet to find similar success. These past few decades, for them, had been mired in doubt, inconsistency, and underwhelming play.
Perhaps their biggest beacon of hope came in 2008 when they drafted Derrick Rose with the no. 1 overall pick. And while Rose was (and still is) a really good player, his injuries hijacked his career and he eventually left the Bulls in 2016. Moreover, he apparently wasn’t even Chicago’s first choice that year, either.
According to a report by Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the Bulls tried to package the 2008 No. 1 pick in a trade offer for Heat star Dwyane Wade.