Predicting In-Season Trades the Chicago Bulls Will Need to Make

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Predicting In-Season Trades the Chicago Bulls Will Need to Make
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Forman [R] has some tough decisions to make on Chicago's bloated roster.

The Chicago Bulls do, in fact, see the coming Derrick Rose-free season to be a “wash.” As talented as the rest of the roster may be, without Rose, the Bulls are an average team that will struggle to keep up in an improving East.

With even GM Gar Forman bracing himself for a mulligan in 2012-13 and with a present and future salary cap morass to muck through, don’t be surprised if a few familiar Bulls are sent packing as the trade deadline nears. Whether trimming roster fat or rectifying free-agent mistakes, it's a foregone conclusion that some Bulls today won't be Bulls tomorrow.

Some of these trades should already have been made over the summer, but luckily for Forman, there’s still time. He might even find he has a touch of leverage come trade deadline.

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