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Chicago Bulls: Free Agents Chicago Should Consider for Final Roster Spots
Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
Gar Forman and John Paxon

NBA rules require that each team carry a minimum of 13 players, but not more than 15 under contract (12 active and one to three inactive). Chicago currently has only 12 players signed for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

Therefore, Gar Forman and John Paxson need to sign at least one more player before the season begins.

Due to financial constraints and the team's reluctance to pay luxury tax, it is safe to bet that any additional signings will be for veteran minimum contracts only.

Although the free agent pool is getting shallower every day, there are still a handful of available players who would probably consider signing with Chicago for the veteran minimum and who could actually improve Chicago's overall roster.

So where does Chicago need help the most?

Lets review the current 12-man roster:

PG: Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Marquis Teague

SG: Richard Hamilton and Marco Belinelli

SF: Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler

PF: Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson and Vladimir Radmanovic

C: Joakim Noah and Nazr Mohammed

Based on team depth and the projected absence of Rose for a good portion of the season, Chicago will probably look to sign a combo guard who can play multiple positions.

The team will also most likely look to acquire a versatile small forward who can play either the power forward or shooting guard position.

So who is still available to fill these needs?

Let's review.

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