Trade #3 – Tomas Satoransky for Hood
The Chicago Bulls are at a completely different place, timeline-wise than the Blazers. They are a re-building team that still don’t know who they have in terms of future building blocks.
With a new coach, an exciting rookie, and pending contract decisions for a few key players, they need to make calls on players quickly to maximize their assets and their young core.
In the fifth year Czech guard, Tomas Satoransky, they may have a trade chip that could generate some interest at this year’s deadline.
Satoransky has played sparingly this year, and with Zach LaVine and Coby White the primary ball-handlers for years to come, the Bulls may be better to move on from him now.
The Blazers could use the six-foot-seven Satoransky right away.
As one of the biggest point guards in the NBA, he would add positional size to the Blazers backcourt right away. Satoransky is an excellent passer, who can find cutters with ease in the pick and roll. He would set up guys like Derrick Jones Jr, and Harry Giles in the open court or half-court sets.
Satoransky would help with the rebounding, while also playing some two and a little bit of three because of his defensive abilities and 37 percent shooting from three over his career.
Satoransky would be swapped with Hood, and a second-round pick. Both have non-guaranteed years on their deals in 2022, so the Blazers could pick up that for Satoransky, while the Bulls could cut Hood if he continued to struggle as an offensive player. If Hood was able to get back to close to his best, then he would be a better fit with the ball-dominant players on the Bulls.