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5 Chicago Bulls Players Unlikely To Be Back Next Season

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5 Chicago Bulls Players Who Probably Won’t Be Back Next Season

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Now that there is only a month left in the 2013-14 NBA regular season, let's examine the five players who more than likely won't return for the Chicago Bulls next year.

5. Carlos Boozer

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5. Carlos Boozer

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Although Carlos Boozer is signed through the 2014-15 season, the Bulls look to shed the remaining million left on his contract by amnestying the 12-year veteran in order to land a big name free agent.

4. D.J. Augustin

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4. D.J. Augustin

D.J. Augustin Chicago Bulls
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The Bulls will have less need for another scoring point guard on their bench when Derrick Rose returns next season. With the way D.J. Augustin is playing, don't be surprised to see several teams make him their No. 1 priority when he hits the open market.

3. Jimmer Fredette

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3. Jimmer Fredette

Jimmer Fredette Chicago Bulls
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Similar to Augustin, it may be difficult to compete with other teams for Jimmer Fredette as he will be an unrestricted free agent. Fredette — with a large fanbase and the ability to light it up at any given moment — would be an ideal gem for any team dying to sell tickets.

2. Nazr Mohammed

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2. Nazr Mohammed

Nazr Mohammed Chicago Bulls
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With the Bulls expected to have two first-round draft picks come June, it would be easier to fill Nazr Mohammed's shoes with a younger player who is fresh out of college.

1. Mike Dunleavy

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1. Mike Dunleavy

Mike Dunleavy Chicago Bulls
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Mike Dunleavy has one year remaining on his contract and could return to Chicago for the 2014-15 season. However, if Boozer is amnestied and the Bulls want any chance to lure a big name free agent, the million left on Dunleavy's contract would have to come off the books.

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