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5 Questions The Chicago Bulls Must Answer This Offseason

5 Questions The Chicago Bulls Must Answer This Offseason

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If The Chicago Bulls hope to contend for a championship next season, they will need to find answers to these five questions during the upcoming offseason.

5. Does Tom Thibodeau Need To Scale Down The Minutes Played?

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5. Does Tom Thibodeau Need To Scale Down The Minutes Played?

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Tom Thibodeau has been scrutinized for possibly overplaying his starters, especially late in the season. Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah both averaged over 40.0 MPG in 2013-14. Can they stay on this pace and still have enough left to make a postseason run?

4. What Will The Team Do With Carlos Boozer?

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4. What Will The Team Do With Carlos Boozer?

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The 32-year-old power forward is set to make over .8 million next season in the last year of his contract with the Bulls. That contract was signed under the previous CBA, which means the team can still utilize the amnesty clause and release Boozer and his huge cap hit after this season. If they do part ways, that money can go a long way toward bringing in more talent.

3. Can They Bring In More Help For Joakim Noah?

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3. Can They Bring In More Help For Joakim Noah?

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Even with Joakim Noah playing at an All-NBA level, the Bulls were still outgunned by the Wizards' frontcourt in the first game of their playoff series on Sunday evening. With an aging Nazr Mohammed serving as the primary backup to Noah, the Bulls need to find a younger, more athletic option to come off the bench.

2. Can The Bulls Add More Scoring Help?

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2. Can The Bulls Add More Scoring Help?

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The Chicago Bulls are the best defensive team in the NBA, though they lack a player who can take over the game and score points down the stretch when they are needed. If Derrick Rose can return to form, he may be able to take over that role again. If he can't, could the Bulls possibly lure Carmelo Anthony away from New York?

1. Can Derrick Rose Return And Remain Healthy?

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1. Can Derrick Rose Return And Remain Healthy?

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After suffering his second knee injury in the past two years, can Derrick Rose return to form this summer and if so, at what level will his game be at next season? The former league MVP will need to find his game again and stay off crutches if the Bulls hope to win a title next season.