What will the Chicago Bulls do on NBA Draft night?

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Winning 50 games in the lockout shortened season of 2011-12 was a major accomplishment for the Chicago Bulls.  However, all that excitement and hopefulness of re-claiming the Larry O’Brien Trophy came crashing down with one injury to Derrick Rose.  Unfortunately, that’s how the Bulls 2011-12 season will be remembered. Being the best regular season team in the NBA went all for not, as the Bulls suffered that very rare #8 over #1 upset to the Philadelphia 76ers.

And that ACL injury to Rose that cost them the first round playoff series also has major consequence on what happens next season; meaning it’s the number point to center around what they do in the offseason, and on NBA Draft night.

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How Derrick Rose’s injury affects the Chicago Bulls’ off-season plan

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With Derrick Rose’s health condition up in the air for the 2012-13 season after tearing his ACL in the playoffs, the Chicago Bulls enter the off-season with a ton of uncertainty.  Luol Deng’s name has already popped up in numerous trade rumors as the team tries to deal with the fallout from losing their star power.

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Chicago Bulls Looking For Athletic Wing This Off-Season

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank continues to break down all thirty NBA teams to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Chicago Bulls off coming off a 21-game improvement, had the league MVP in Derrick Rose, and nearly advanced to the NBA Finals before losing to the Miami Heat.  So what can they do this off-season to get over the hump?

By: David Kay

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Will the Chicago Bulls be a Factor when Boozer Returns?

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Chicago Bulls fans and management were hoping to start a new era of basketball by teaming their young superstar Derrick Rose with LeBron, Bosh, or the hometown boy, Dwyane Wade.  Instead, Chicago settled for Plan B or more likely Plan E.  Still, they should rise from mediocrity to one of the better teams in the NBA Eastern Conference this season.

By: David Kay
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Bulls Lose Out on Redick; Still Plenty Holes to Fill

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When the Bulls lost out on the Big 3, they immediately turned their attention to making the most of their available cap space by signing former Jazz players Carlos Boozer and Kyle Korver.  With a ton of financial flexibility still available, Chicago signed Magic restricted free agent J.J. Redick to a 3-year, $19 million offer sheet giving Orlando seven days to match the contract.  The Magic have done just that meaning Redick will return to Orlando while the Bulls are forced to look elsewhere in a fairly depleted remaining group of free agents to fill out their roster.

By: David Kay
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It’s Not LeBron or Bust for Chicago Bulls this Offseason

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We all know that LeBron James is the ultimate prize this NBA offseason. And we all know the Chicago Bulls are, if not THE front-runner, one of the front runners to acquire his services. We’ve already heard the rumor that King James and Chris Bosh are a “done deal.” Only to later hear that rumor debunked. But don’t regard this summer of free agency love as a complete loss should the King establish a new court in some place other than Chicago.

Obtaining the best player in the NBA is the goal, and the best of all outcomes. However, there are still plenty of other prizes available should the Bulls not land one of 2010 free agency’s “big three” (James, Bosh, Dwanye Wade).

We can start by looking at the small things the Bulls have accomplished already.

By Paul M. Banks

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Where Will Dwyane Wade Play Next Season?

By: David Kay

Now that the Miami Heat have been eliminated from the NBA playoffs, let the Dwyane Wade sweepstakes officially begin!  Wade and LeBron James headline a free agent class that is the most hyped in the history of the league and the off-season wooing should be more entertaining than anything that occurred on the court this past season.

Several teams have been jockeying their salary cap situation for a couple years, waiting for the slim opportunity to land one of the superstars by offering the max contract.

So has Wade played his last game in a Miami Heat uniform?  If so, where will he be calling home next season?  Allow me to break down which teams have the best odds of luring the former Marquette All-American to their team.
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