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08:09 AM ET 07.23 | Though Gar Forman recently said Chicago's decisions this summer would be based on basketball, not finances, some wonder. The Bulls did spend money on Kirk Hinrich to replace C.J. Watson and appear close to signing Marco Bellinelli to augment a bench that also lost John Lucas III. But with the Bulls finally receiving [Omer Asik's] three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet from the Rockets on Sunday, the writing is on the wall. ... [Next] season is a treading-water season. So instead of depth being the secondary star, the Bulls hope to add a legitimate one alongside Rose. With Hinrich, Belinelli, [Vladimir Radmanovic and Nazr Mohammed] all signing short-term deals, the plan to clear major salary-cap space in 2014 will remain intact.

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July 23, 2012  08:18 AM ET

This is Chicago, we know how to "wait for next year." Get well, Pooh!

July 23, 2012  08:23 AM ET

I can wait to see J.Lin doing pick and roll with Omer Asik.

July 23, 2012  08:23 AM ET
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I can wait to see J.Lin doing pick and roll with Omer Asik.

i can't*

July 23, 2012  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I can wait to see J.Lin doing pick and roll with Omer Asik.

Asik can set a monster pick, but he rolls like my grandpa getting out of bed; slow and with no idea where he is.

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July 23, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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Asik can set a monster pick, but he rolls like my grandpa getting out of bed; slow and with no idea where he is.

he will be able to move quicker than Perkins lol

July 23, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Poor Bulls, things were looking so rosy (pun intended) but the flower has wilted. Derrick will want out of there soon.

July 23, 2012  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Poor Bulls, things were looking so rosy (pun intended) but the flower has wilted. Derrick will want out of there soon.

Bull for life.

July 23, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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Without rose, this team likely will miss the playoffsThey might not average 80 points this year

agree, especially after they have lost CJ watson to the nets

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July 23, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Ask the Mavericks how moving contracts until a nice free agent class comes along worked.

July 23, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Cj watson was that good ppl and stop actinglike the bulls waw gone win with the roster we had yall killing me as bulls fans it was time 2 make changes annd who 2 say everything is going to go smooth next season 4 the heat okc and other teams anything can happen and the bulls will make the playoffs and wat if they play good with these new pieces then all yall gone b back on here singing a different tune relax can yall relax lets see what we look like in october and if rose come bk anything can happen and i believe we will make the playoffand if Bultler play like he did in the SL we will b ok just wait until the full roster is done and we play a game damni been reading a lot f junk about the bulls thibs will get the best out of his players like he did with the likes of watson brewer lucas and korver hes good at what he do thibsssss

July 23, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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Without rose, this team likely will miss the playoffsThey might not average 80 points this year

I think Chicago needs a Red Bull.

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July 23, 2012  09:04 AM ET
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Poor Bulls, things were looking so rosy (pun intended) but the flower has wilted. Derrick will want out of there soon.

Not sure why Rose would want out. If he had not been injured, the Bulls had a legitimate chance to win the title. I could see if he doesn't return to his superstar form the Bulls might want to part ways. But he is on a contender, in a major market, big contract, plenty of endorsements ($200 mil from shoes alone), I don't see him leaving.

July 23, 2012  09:16 AM ET

Rose will have to adjust his game a bit because of the leg he injured the will become more of a jump shooter which in turn could make him a better all around player. He will not completely take away his bread and butter of driving the lane but it will be reduced a bit.

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July 23, 2012  09:40 AM ET

From Steak To Ground Beef, Bros?

 
July 23, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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Poor Bulls, things were looking so rosy (pun intended) but the flower has wilted. Derrick will want out of there soon.

Rose is no Jordan. The Bulls' offense is built around him being a ballhog. Therefore, Chi will suffer while he's out.

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