The Bulls missed on the big-name free agents this offseason, but still made improvements by adding a low post presence, something that hasn’t been there since Elton Brand was traded. They also added shooting and have an overall deep roster.
Kyle Korver will feed off of Derrick Rose’s penetration and Ronnie Brewer will be able to play lock down defense on the wing. Carlos Boozer and Kurt Thomas join Joakim Noah to solidify a front court that has talent and depth.
Although the Bulls have a new coach, he is a defensive minded guy. Expect the Bulls to be a much better defensive team in 2010.
A potential matchup in the postseason between these two teams would be a very entertaining one to watch. The Bulls would be able to match up with the Heat and play them very tough.
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Those matchups would be tough for the Heat. Along with Kurt Thomas, the Bulls have the defensive ability down low to shut down Chris Bosh. In the back court, Derrick Rose can handle Mario Chalmers. Ronnie Brewer would have to take Wade, which would be a challenge for Wade. The one hole is Deng on James.
LeBron James is a matchup nightmare for anyone, but if Luol plays decent defense on LeBron, the Bulls could very well take down the Heat.
The Deng on James matchup is the key to the Bulls’ success. As long as James cannot do whatever he wants on every single play, the Bulls have a good chance against Miami.