Some of the big pieces have been falling into place for the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat.
Chicago added forward depth with the additions of Kyle Korver and Carlos Boozer, as well as signed restricted free agent J.J. Redick to an offer sheet worth roughly $20 million.
Miami, of course, added the top three free agents in LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh.
There is still toiling that has to be done to both rosters, but it is clear Miami is one of the teams to beat out east. It will be expected that the Bulls have to get through the Heat to reach the promised land.
It may still be early, but let's take a look at what it will take to compete, and possibly beat the new and improved team from South Beach (in no particular order).