Chicago Bulls Have Serious Decisions to Make

By Andy Schmidt
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

There are a lot of questions that are revolving around the Chicago Bulls as they begin their offseason. The first thing that the team needs to decide on would be what they want to do with their nucleus of players going forward. There is always a great chance that at least one or two of the team’s current players could be gone before next season starts even if that’s a bad idea.

Joakim Noah has a very nice salary that could be used in a trade, but I wouldn’t want to trade him away. He is the heart and soul of this team and frankly the team’s leader now over Derrick Rose. There will be talk about Luol Deng being moved, but that is also a bad idea because if Chicago can pair Deng with Jimmy Butler, they have a solid pairing going forward. It is probably going to come down to Carlos Boozer and using the amnesty clause on him.

That would free up salary cap space since the Bulls are already over the luxury tax threshold without making any moves. If they can get rid of Boozer and maybe get some of their other players under contract long-term for a little less money, they can make a run at some major free agents next summer. Rose can be happy then that he would get a second superstar that he apparently needs. The Bulls will need to make a few changes before next season begins, but they have to be very careful about which changes they make. It could all blow up in their face if the wrong players are moved.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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