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Chicago Bulls face fight for top trade target

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Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters has reportedly attracted the attention of Chicago Bulls scouts, as they look to secure young talent capable of propping up a side struggling with injuries once again this season.

Waiters is widely known to be available if Cleveland are presented with the right trade deal, with the 2012 draft's fourth pick largely forced to play second fiddle to all-star Kyrie Irving.

The 22-year-old has attempted to play down persistent trade talk but Chicago and the Philadelphia 76ers are both believed to be interested in a swap move, according to NBC Sports.

Cleveland have started Waiters in just nine of their 22 matches so far this season, although that has been enough to produce a relatively healthy points-per-game average of 14.9.

Philadelphia were thought to be the first team to show an interest in signing the starlet, lining up a backfield full of star potential alongside Michael Carter-Williams.

Chicago are also looking for active scoring options from the back of the court, with Derrick Rose once again facing a long injury layoff.

Bulls mainstay Luol Deng's contract expiry is also looming large, which means the current trade season could prove pivotal to Chicago's chances of becoming a franchise fighting for championships once again.

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