The Chicago Bulls always seem to be one additional scorer away from being a championship contender and now they’re willing to move whatever pieces they have to, to get it, excluding Derrick Rose of course.
Ideally the Bulls would need to build around former MVP Derrick Rose (hoping he can stay healthy) and Defensive Player of the Year, Joakim Noah. They’re hoping to add Carmelo Anthony as that last vital piece and there’s several ways they can do it.
via Chicago Sun Times.
According to several NBA sources Sunday, the Bulls have been actively looking to improve the starting lineup at almost any cost, with Derrick Rose the only untouchable player — and not by choice.
“They are looking to exhaust as many assets as it will take,’’ one source said of general manager Gar Forman and head of basketball operations John Paxson….
Carmelo Anthony is still Plan A as the Bulls and the rest of the NBA await to see if the Knicks forward will opt out of his contract. But the Bulls are more active in their pursuit of Kevin Love than initially rumored. Also, don’t rule out LeBron James coming into play again if the four-time MVP opts out of his deal.
It’s long been assumed that they would amnesty Carlos Boozer but trading away Taj Gibson would be a big loss. It’s a loss that many consider worth it. Of course it would help the Bulls tremendously if they land one of the big aforementioned stars but you don’t want to lose depth. A good bench is also important *cough* Heat v. Spurs *cough*.
– Shaina Auxilly (@Shay_Marie)