Stan Bowman

'Crazy and kind of unique:' Decision-makers discuss 'Year of the Trade' in Chicago sports

'Crazy and kind of unique:' Decision-makers discuss 'Year of the Trade' in Chicago sports

Chicago sports fans will look back at 2017 as the "Year of the Trade." During the spring and summer all five of the city's major professional teams made franchise-altering deals.

The Bears started the madness April 27 by moving up in the NFL draft to take quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the No. 2 pick.

On June 22, the Bulls traded Jimmy Butler and their first-round pick to the Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick (Lauri Markkanen).

The next day, the Blackhawks made two paradigm-shifting deals that became official 51 minutes apart. Three-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson went to the Coyotes in a multiplayer trade,...

73°