By Andrew Fisher @AndrewFisherRS on April 30, 2014
The Bulls were booted from the 2014 NBA Playoffs in five games. It's clear to everyone who follows the team that changes are need this offseason, but no one knows for sure which direction the team will go in.
Let's take a look at the five biggest issues Chicago must address this offseason to get back on track in 2014-15:
There isn't a question mark included with No. 1 because it has to be one or the other. Boozer and his million contract need to go. Chicago reportedly wants to trade him, but it's just hard to see a team wanting him for the kind of money he's owed.
The Bulls have some crucial role player decisions to make. Kirk Hinrich, Jimmer Fredette and D.J. Augustin are all set to be free agents, and you know that all three won't be back. Who will they prioritize?
Whatever free agent and draft day decisions the Bulls make this summer, they have to be decisions that will improve the team's offense. Chicago simply needs more guys that can put the ball in the hole on a consistent basis.
Signing Carmelo would help solve the Bulls scoring issues. But is he worth the truckload of money he'll command? Is he willing to be a team player? Will he even want to leave the Knicks?
There's definitely some risk in signing Anthony.
One thing about Rose is clear at this point -- you can't rely on him. He needs a sidekick, or he needs to be a sidekick. One way or another, the man needs help if the Bulls are going to get back near the top of the Eastern Conference.
Melo and Rose would be an interesting combo.
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