The Bulls biggest needs in the offseason are to fix the log jam at guard and acquiring someone who can score down low.
Step 1: Trade Hinrich and Tyrus Thomas to the Clippers for Elton Brand. LAC gets a PG and a SF to replace Corey Magettee who leaves in free agency.
Step 2: Resign Deng and Duhon. Let Ben Gordon and his ten million per year walk.
Step 3: Start Rose right away over Duhon and let him learn the ropes. The sooner the better in this case, and Rose should start from day one.
Step 4: Sign Dikembe Mutombo to provide leadership and teach Joakim Noah how to act on and off the court.
The Bulls would now have this for a roster.
PG: Derrick Rose, Chris Duhon, Jameson Curry
SG: Larry Hughes, Thabo Sefolosha, Shannon Brown
SF: Luol Deng, Andres Nocioni, Demetris Nichols, Cedric Simmons
PF: Elton Brand, Drew Gooden, Andres Nocioni, Cedric Simmons
C: Joakim Noah, Drew Gooden, Dikembe Mutombo
The Bulls, with this roster now have a go to player, post scoring, and have finally fixed the logjam at guard. This roster wouls surely make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. Depending how fast Rose develops, this team could be a 50-game winner in a year or two.