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The 5 Biggest Rumors Surrounding the Chicago Bulls Right Now

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The Latest Whispers About the Bulls

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Headed to the 2014 NBA playoffs despite a down year, the Chicago Bulls will be busy this offseason with numerous issues to address. Whether they're about the roster, the management or the ownership, there isn’t going to be a shortage of questions the team must answer this summer.

The questions are already pilling up as the postseason looms just around the corner. With that in mind, here’s a look at five biggest Bulls rumors right now.

Kirk Hinrich to re-sign with Chicago?

Kirk Hinrich
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Kirk Hinrich to re-sign with Chicago?

Kirk Hinrich
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Set to be a free agent this offseason, Hinrich has an opportunity to test the open market. The wily veteran, though, appears content with staying put in Chicago. In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Hinrich said that he likes it in Chicago and wants to stay with the team. Considering he’d likely be re-signed for cheap, there’s a good chance the Bulls opt to bring him back.

GM Gar Forman on the hot seat?

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GM Gar Forman on the hot seat?

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In between trading Luol Deng and paying way too much for Carlos Boozer, Forman has been under the microscope recently as a possible part of the Bulls’ woes. While he has certainly helped Chicago become the annual contender they still are, his questionable moves could put his job in jeopardy. If ownership opts to make some cuts this offseason, Forman could soon be headed for unemployment.

Bulls interested in Pau Gasol?

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Bulls interested in Pau Gasol?

Pau Gasol
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With Gasol set to be a free agent this offseason, there are several teams who have been tied to the veteran power forward as potential suitors. One of the biggest rumored teams that could be vying for his services is Chicago. While it seems like a questionable fit – the Bulls already have Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer as their starting big men – Gasol could provide outstanding depth for the right price.

Knicks targeting Tom Thibodeau as new head coach?

Tom Thibodeau
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Knicks targeting Tom Thibodeau as new head coach?

Tom Thibodeau
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Now that Phil Jackson has taken over as the main shot-caller of the New York Knicks, the Zen Master is looking to rebuild the organization from the ground up. That means getting rid of current coach Mike Woodson and replacing him with a more suitable leader. According to Sports World News, Thibodeau is at the top of his wish list. Will the Bulls lose their beloved coach this offseason to Jackson and the Knicks?

Chicago planning to pursue Kevin Love?

Kevin Love
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Chicago planning to pursue Kevin Love?

Kevin Love
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If the Minnesota Timberwolves want to get the most value out of Kevin Love, they’d be wise to trade him this offseason before he hits free agency in 2015. Of the teams reportedly interested in acquiring the All Star power forward, Chicago is one of the most discussed potential trade partners. As mentioned previously, the 4 spot isn’t a huge need, but teaming Love with Noah and a healthy Derrick Rose is a scary thought.

Gil Alcaraz IV is the Director of Content for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @GilAlcarazIV, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.