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07:36 AM ET 01.08 | Moving Luol Deng may merely have been just a step. When news broke late Monday night that the Chicago Bulls had broken up their championship-contending core by trading [Deng] to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the proverbial blood was in the water almost immediately. Rival executives had been waiting and wondering whether the Bulls would have to go this route. ... So, what's next? We shall see. While forward Carlos Boozer could be waived via the league's amnesty clause during the offseason as yet another way to clear the Bulls' books, it appears point guard Kirk Hinrich will be drawing the most immediate interest when it comes to the Bulls' possible next move. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Golden State Warriors are among teams that had been showing serious interest in Hinrich long before the Deng trade.

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January 8, 2014  07:58 AM ET

Don't go to LA, Bro,

January 8, 2014  08:02 AM ET

The Bulls have transitioned to full rebuilding mode and that means even Rose's future with them is suspect. 2 major knee issues are to blame.

January 8, 2014  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Bulls have transitioned to full rebuilding mode and that means even Rose's future with them is suspect. 2 major knee issues are to blame.

Even if Rose comes back 100%, Those two knee blowouts will have a major affect on his psyche.....

January 8, 2014  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't go to LA, Bro,

HA! Love it!

January 8, 2014  08:23 AM ET

Glad the Bulls are not sitting still and hoping the same formula works year after year. Very sad to see Deng go and will be sad to see Hinrich go as well, but tough decisions have to be made if the right results aren't being met.

January 8, 2014  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

HA! Love it!

*takes bow*

January 8, 2014  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Glad the Bulls are not sitting still and hoping the same formula works year after year. Very sad to see Deng go and will be sad to see Hinrich go as well, but tough decisions have to be made if the right results aren't being met.

I guess Rose's fear of rebuilding is coming into fruition. He had this gut feeling right after he got injured again...

January 8, 2014  08:41 AM ET

Chicago threw in the towel, thanks Rose.

January 8, 2014  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

I guess Rose's fear of rebuilding is coming into fruition. He had this gut feeling right after he got injured again...

Hopefully he has people with him that can help him see the big picture and not just his own needs.

January 8, 2014  08:49 AM ET

Keep Noah, butler, rose and trade everything else not nailed down

January 8, 2014  09:09 AM ET

Beware Of The Butcher,Bros.

January 8, 2014  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Keep Noah, butler, rose and trade everything else not nailed down

Pretty much.

January 8, 2014  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Keep Noah, butler, rose and trade everything else not nailed down

Is Rose becoming a liability to the Bulls organization? Kobe got hurt for coming back too soon and everyone knew that could/would happen. But Rose took quite a long time to heal and... whoomp, here he is again.

Will other stars come to Chicago with aspirations of winning or just for a guaranteed monster paycheck?

January 8, 2014  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Pretty much.

Under the new CBA teams are required to spend 90% of whatever the cap is. Sometimes when rebuilding it's useful to keep a high cost contract while you shuffle around your other pieces and parts. Especially a contract like Boozer's which won't be running that much longer. You don't want to end up in a position where you are overpaying scrubs or taking on longer contracts just to meet minimum spending requirements.

So Boozer nay not be amnestied or traded unless there are better options available. The minimum requirements have changed the way teams may do business. It may also be why some guys get overpaid.

January 8, 2014  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Under the new CBA teams are required to spend 90% of whatever the cap is. Sometimes when rebuilding it's useful to keep a high cost contract while you shuffle around your other pieces and parts. Especially a contract like Boozer's which won't be running that much longer. You don't want to end up in a position where you are overpaying scrubs or taking on longer contracts just to meet minimum spending requirements.So Boozer nay not be amnestied or traded unless there are better options available. The minimum requirements have changed the way teams may do business. It may also be why some guys get overpaid.

Well we have seen them do a lot of one or two year contracts in the recent past such as with Bellinelli and Hamilton, so I think they would do that to fill the year to year void.

January 8, 2014  10:14 AM ET

If Teague shows anything in his play they would trade Hinrich. Teams are not going to spend or waste money in their eyes when there is slim chances to compete. They need a legit scoring wing. They have been targeting defensive minded wings that fit Thibodeau's style but they have to switch it up IMO as they need players capable of creating their own shot.

January 8, 2014  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Is Rose becoming a liability to the Bulls organization? Kobe got hurt for coming back too soon and everyone knew that could/would happen. But Rose took quite a long time to heal and... whoomp, here he is again. Will other stars come to Chicago with aspirations of winning or just for a guaranteed monster paycheck?

not a liability.
I don't want to piss off the chicago homers with my Rose thoughts,
so I won't go there....

As for chicago beign a destination.
I think that they aren't at this point, cause there are too many questions, also - even though I think tibs is a top 4-5 coach EASY.
Not sure if tons of guys want to go and play for a guy that demands work and effort on defnese....sounds crazy- but players don't want to push it for 48 minutes 82 games a year.

January 8, 2014  10:18 AM ET
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If Teague shows anything in his play they would trade Hinrich. Teams are not going to spend or waste money in their eyes when there is slim chances to compete. They need a legit scoring wing. They have been targeting defensive minded wings that fit Thibodeau's style but they have to switch it up IMO as they need players capable of creating their own shot.

dunleavy wasn't a defensive oriented guy
they got screwed cause their best player got hurt-
its like in OKC with RW-
when you top player goes down- you cannot replace that

January 8, 2014  10:39 AM ET
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dunleavy wasn't a defensive oriented guythey got screwed cause their best player got hurt-its like in OKC with RW-when you top player goes down- you cannot replace that

Yeah but they haven't gone after guys who can create their own shot. You are right Dunleavy wasn't an defensive guy but he isn't starting. In my head they already knew they weren't giving Deng big time money as of last year so they should have been a little better trying to shore up scoring wings which has been their weak link. They haven't swung for a legit scoring option to take the load off of Rose. With that said they need a scorer to compliment all the defense Thib's gets out of his team.

1. Boozer is out of there
2. Pursue legit scoring wing
3. Keep Gibson, Noah, Butler, Rose

 
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