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5 Players the Chicago Bulls Should Not Let Go This Offseason

5 Players the Chicago Bulls Should Not Let Go This Offseason

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The Chicago Bulls are expected to offload a couple of players this offseason in their quest to acquire new talent. Joakim Noah and Derrick Rose are staying, that's a given, but as the postseason looms ever closer, it seems that everyone else's place on the squad next year isn't guaranteed. Here are the five players the Chicago Bulls should not let go this offseason.

5. Tony Snell

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5. Tony Snell

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Despite being a rookie, Tony Snell has had an impressive year so far. He's made good use of the minutes he's been given and shows signs of growing into an even more competent guard in years to come.

4. Taj Gibson

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4. Taj Gibson

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Ever since he was signed, Taj Gibson has been an unstoppable force at his position, but he really came into his own this season. His abilities have even surpassed starter Carlos Boozer's, leading to tension behind the scenes. Since the Bulls are lacking at the forward position right now, keeping Gibson will be in their best interest.

3. Jimmy Butler

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3. Jimmy Butler

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Jimmy Butler has done a good job at the two and three position this year, showing skill on both sides of the floor. He shows signs of growing into an even better player in the future, so it will be in the Bulls' best interest to keep him.

2. Jimmer Fredette

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2. Jimmer Fredette

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While Jimmer Fredette hasn't had a chance to shine so far, that isn't a mark against him. If he's given more minutes, which is almost guaranteed if he stays on the Bulls' roster next season, then he will be one of Chicago's breakout stars. His skill from beyond the arc is sorely needed right now.

1. D.J. Augustin

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1. D.J. Augustin

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If they wish to have a successful season next year, then the Bulls cannot stand to let go of D.J. Augustin. Chicago should learn its lesson after foolishly letting Nate Robinson go last offseason. When you have a dominant guard that can operate on both sides of the court, you keep him. Augustin will be a great backup for Derrick Rose next season.