Don’t forget About Luol on Taj on Bulls Front Line

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The biggest Chicago Bulls stories this NBA preseason have revolved around their bigs: the possibility of trading/and later the signing of Joakim Noah and the injury to splashy offseason acquisition Carlos Boozer.

This has taken attention away from the other solid, if not spectacular players on Chicago’s front line: small forward Luol Deng, the man with the most absurdly expensive contract in team history, and second year man Taj Gibson, who will start at the four again, at least until Boozer gets back.

Both the Boozer and Noah stories are essentially non-stories. Booze gets hurt every season and seems to miss 20 games every year. He’s just getting it out of the way early this season. And for all the Noah trade rumors- he’s still here and likely will be for awhile.

That said, let’s look at the forwards who avoided the limelight this preseason.

By Paul M. Banks

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