The Bulls also acquired Troy Brown and Moritz Wagner.
Bulls star Zach LaVine reacted to the trade news on Twitter.
— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) March 25, 2021
He was joined by teammate Thaddeus Young, who also seemed surprised by the news.
— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) March 25, 2021
The trade immediately vaults the Bulls into the playoff conversation.
Chicago is currently the No. 10 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 19-24 record.
However, Vucevic gives Chicago a second star that it can pair with LaVine to make a push in the East.
As it is, Chicago is only three games behind the No. 4 seed Charlotte Hornets and could easily make some ground up in the coming weeks.
Vucevic, 30, is averaging 24.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game this season.