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NBA Draft 2012: Power Ranking 7 Best First-Round Fits for Chicago Bulls

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NBA Draft 2012: Power Ranking 7 Best First-Round Fits for Chicago Bulls
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With a talented 2012 NBA Draft class, the Chicago Bulls have the rare opportunity to find a difference-maker late in the first round who could play a huge role on the team as early as next season.

Unlike last year when the Bulls built for the future by selecting Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler in the first round, Chicago will be looking for a player who could contribute immediately. With Derrick Rose expected to miss most of the year recovering from a torn ACL and Deng likely out for an extended period due to wrist surgery, the Bulls need a player to help fill the voids left by the team's two All-Stars.

Chicago could snag an impact player with the No. 29 pick, and there should be plenty available. A recent rumor has swirled about the possibility of the Bulls trading Deng to move up in the first round to select Harrison Barnes, but it would be unwise to trade a proven All-Star for a questionable prospect. There is plenty of depth in this draft for the Bulls to land an above-average player late in the first round.

Here are the top seven potential first-round picks for the Chicago Bulls in next week's NBA Draft.

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