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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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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