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    Want Thaddeus Young? *Every contender raises their hand.* Too bad. It isn't happening.

    Chicago Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas "is telling teams Thaddeus Young isn't available for trade," The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday.

    So, why bother with this prediction? Well, if you're buying the notion that a sub-.500 team seeded 10th in the Eastern Conference would make a 32-year-old non-star off limits, then I have some oceanfront property in Arizona that might interest you.

    This isn't a knock on Young. He's rock-solid at just about everything and as versatile as that description sounds. Every win-now club could find a way to use him.

    But that's the point. His value is sky-high, especially in a post-Harden, probably Bradley Beal-less trade market that looks light on needle-movers. Chicago could keep Young, fight to avoid the play-in tournament and then get trampled in the opening round. Or the Bulls—with five of their top six players in minutes per game 25 or younger—could brighten their future by dealing Young for picks, prospects or both.

    Give me Door No. 2, please.

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