The Bulls’ first priority this off-season was to find a new coach to replace Vinny Del Negro. Check it off the list as it has been announced that
Returning Players- Luol Deng (SF); Joakim Noah (PF/C); Kirk Hinrich (PG); Derrick Rose (PG); James Johnson (PF); Taj Gibson (SG/SF)
Team Payroll (6 Players) – $31,861,826
Estimated Salary Cap – $56,000,000
Team Needs- Signing one of the top tier free agents; adding frontcourt depth and perimeter shooters
Position Needs – SG, PF, C
Analysis- New coach Tom Thibodeau will have a solid young nucleus with which to re-build the Chicago Bulls. The main goal will be to try and lure Lebron James to Chicago, followed by either Wade or Bosh, Joe Johnson or Amare Stoudamire; expect one of that group to land with the Bulls, especially with the popular Thibodeau as the new coach. So where does this leave them in the draft?
Because they are set with young players at all the key positions, they are in the position to choose the best available player at #17. A great fit who would fulfill their need for a perimeter shooter and scorer is James Anderson from
That’s it for the Eastern Conference, tomorrow we start on the Western Conference and the Oklahoma City Thunder.