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NBA Free Agent Rumors: LeBron James, Chris Bosh Leaning Towards Chicago Bulls

BEIJING - AUGUST 09:  (F-B) LeBron James and Chris Bosh of the United States men's basketball team sit in the stands for the US women's team game against the Czech Republic during the women's preliminary basketball game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium during day 1 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 9, 2008 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
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Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJune 27, 2010

Chicago Bulls' fans have an extraordinary reason to celebrate.

According to a New York Times report, an anonymous NBA executive stated that LeBron James and Chris Bosh signing with the Chicago Bulls is a "done deal."

If this move happens, the Bulls would most likely be regular NBA championship contenders for many years to come.

With a nucleus that would include Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, assuming that James and Bosh sign with Chicago, the Bulls would consistently be considered the frontrunners in a relatively weak Eastern Conference.

These acquisitions would finally solve the Bulls' power forward problems. Bosh would replace Taj Gibson as the starting power forward. In addition, the Bulls would have an established small forward in LeBron James, which would also take the pressure off Derrick Rose to produce superhuman numbers every night.

This Bulls' team could rival the Lakers supporting cast if this "done deal" rings true come July 1.

This would be Chicago's projected starting lineup if James and Bosh indeed sign with the team:

PG: Derrick Rose

SG: Ronald Murray

SF: LeBron James

PF: Chris Bosh

C: Joakim Noah

The one glaring weakness in that starting five is Ronald Murray at the shooting guard position. But that weakness could easily be taken care of with a little help from the plethora of elite shooting guards participating in the 2010 free agency period (Joe Johnson would be one option).

If the Chicago Bulls take care of that weakness, they would easily be one of the elite teams in the NBA.

So to all Chicago Bulls' fans, it is now a waiting game at this point. But judging by the recent news surrounding the free agency period, it looks like you have the ultimate two-for-one deal at your fingertips.

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