Panic is in the air.
There are some who say the season should be tanked…er, used to position the Bulls for the future by sitting Rose, showcasing the likes of Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng, and making trades that will acquire young talent and/or cap space.
Still others take the opposite extreme and remind that if it ain’t broke—aka, 112 wins over the past two seasons, more than any other NBA team—don’t bust it up.
But if you split the difference and figure that the Bulls have their go-to guy in Rose but not a viable second star—Luol Deng’s game may already be slipping, Carlos Boozer is solid but limited, and Joakim Noah is ideal…as a No. 3—then the Bulls need a second star in the Second City.
Here are a few angles the Bulls can explore to acquire that player…at least eventually.