Chicago Bulls: Why Absence of Trade Rumors Is Smart Choice
The Chicago Bulls currently sit atop the entire NBA with a 32-8 record on the season. They contain reigning league MVP in point guard Derrick Rose, averaging 22.4 points per game to go along with 7.7 assists.
Along with Rose, the Bulls have another 2012 All-Star with Luol Deng, who is the team's second leading scorer with 15.8 points per game and grabbing almost seven rebounds. Carlos Boozer supplies the bulls with 15.1 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game.
The Bulls also picked up veteran shooting guard and world champion Richard Hamilton, who has given the Bulls over 11 points per game. The team's leading rebounder is Joakim Noah, with over 10 rebounds per game and just under 10 points per game.
The Bulls have also been receiving solid contribution from backup point guard C.J. Watson, who is averaging almost 10 points per game and four assists.
The NBA has a few big names that some franchises have been interested in shopping around before the trading deadline. Arguably the two best centers in the game, Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum have been involved in trade rumors, as well as top power forwards, such as Pau Gasol. One of the league's top point guards, Rajon Rondo, has also had his name thrown around recently.
Although there was speculation at one point about Gasol for Deng and Boozer, the Chicago Bulls have remained out of the limelight when it comes to trades.
With trades being a current topic in the NBA, the Bulls have been riding a seven-game win streak and has taken the top spot in not only the Eastern Conference, but within the entire league.
The Bulls are currently first overall in the league when it comes to rebounds per game, averaging 46 per contest. They rank second in the league in assists per game averaging 23.2, as well as ranking second in the league in points allowed, holding teams to an average of 87.9 points per game.
The Bulls are also a top-10 offense, ranking eight overall, scoring an average of 97.6 points per game.
Distraction can be a major factor in disrupting a locker room. Whether it be a media scandal with a particular player, a coach on the hot seat or trade rumors, these disruptive rumors normally don't fair well for a team.
That being said, the Chicago Bulls have flown under the radar with speculations and have risen to the top of the league with little turbulence.
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