Will Bulls Go After Dwight Howard or O.J. Mayo?
There is no limit to the drama NBA free agency will have once the season ends in June. One team sure to hold the spotlight is the Chicago Bulls. Will they stay quiet, or can big names like Dwight Howard and O.J. Mayo expect phone calls?
Loss of Derrick Rose leaves Bulls without true NBA offensive threat
Nobody in Chicago wants to think about basketball anymore. Any time the word gets mentioned, horrible visions appear of Bulls star Derrick Rose tearing the ACL in his left knee just one game into the playoffs. For one game the fans got to see just how ready their team was to compete for a championship. Then it all fizzled away. Now the Bulls have some hard choices to make. They had hoped to enter the 2012 NBA free agency with Rose healthy. It would have made their moves easier to read on bench stalwarts like Kyle Korver and Ronnie Brewer. However, with the MVP out for close to a year according to doctors the time may have come for front office leader John Paxson and Gar Forman to seriously think about remaking the roster. No one debates that Rose is the future of the Chicago Bulls but if the playoffs were any sign, the team can’t trust defense alone to win them a title. This puts starters like Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer in question too. Given the wealth of pricey talent looking for work in the fall, the Bulls may need to sacrifice next season to prepare for Rose’s return.
Howard and Mayo are just two big list names entering free agency
A lot about what the Bulls do in free agency depends on teams like the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic. Both squads hope to (…Read More)
Story Credits: Erik Lambert – Gather Sports