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The Bulls averaged just 93.2 points per game this past season. So obviously, they need someone who can put the ball in the basket and create his own shot.
In a way, Derrick Rose will serve as a major free-agent signing. The megastar point guard, who missed an entire year recovering from ACL surgery, will return to the court next season and provide a great deal of scoring.
Rose is capable of putting up 25 points a night and is easily one of the league’s most unstoppable scorers when healthy.
Chicago struggled mightily from downtown. Sometimes it seemed as if they couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.
The team addressed the need in the draft, selecting two quality outside shooters in New Mexico’s Tony Snell and Florida’s Erik Murphy. Snell shot 39 percent from three-point land last season while Murphy shot a red-hot 45.3 percent.
The addition of Mike Dunleavy will certainly help. Plus, another long-range threat like Anthony Morrow or Wayne Ellington could make their way to the Windy City this summer as well.
If you’re a Bulls fan, the above picture of Joakim Noah has to make you cringe. Aren’t you tired of seeing him in street clothes so often?
The injury-prone center needs a reliable backup so he doesn’t have to play a boatload of minutes every game. It’s imperative that he stays fresh for the postseason.
Bringing back Nazr Mohammed is a good idea, but the Bulls will also need to sign another big man to play behind Noah.