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Bulls Rumors: Chicago Doesn't Need to Make Any Deadline Deals

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Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 28, 2012

As the March 15 NBA trade deadline looms, the Chicago Bulls are one of the many teams that should sit tight and avoid making any deals. 

The team is just fine how it is right now, and with shooting guard Richard Hamilton possibly returning to action on Tuesday, the Bulls are in great shape for big things this season. 

Currently in second place and half a game behind the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference, Chicago is fully capable of reaching the NBA Finals this year, which is why a trade isn't necessary right now. 

There were rumors about Derrick Rose wanting Pau Gasol, but the Chicago Sun-Times quoted the star point guard saying it was false. 

"People said that I wanted Carlos Boozer to be traded for Pau Gasol,’’ Rose said. “That’s something I never said. People just make anything up to sell newspapers, I guess."

Rose went on to talk about the Dwight Howard trade rumors, stating that he thinks the two of them would be good together. 

I try not to think about it because [Howard’s] not with us. But just knowing the type of player he is and how he’s playing with his team right now, I think we’d be pretty good.

Of course, to get either Gasol or Howard, the Bulls would have to give up a great deal of talent. 

Since they're already thriving in the NBA this season despite the fact the entire roster hasn't played together very much this year, making a deadline deal would crush everything the Bulls have worked hard at and accomplished so far this season. 

As reported by CBS Chicago, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau told told The Mully and Hanley Show that "we feel we’re deep. If nothing happens, we’re good. We like the guys that we have here.”

If the coach doesn't want to make any trades, then it's clear Chicago has to stay put. Sure, upper management makes those kinds of decisions, but Thibodeau is excelling with his current roster, and the Bulls don't need to mess with a good thing. 

Chicago is headed for greatness this season, but disrupting the flow of the team with a blockbuster trade would ruin their chances for success this season.

Down the road is a different story, but since the Bulls are winning with what they've got right now, their future is just as strong as the present, so a deadline deal doesn't need to happen. 

 

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