Ah yes, my upset pick that isn't an upset.
The Chicago Bulls made a slew of acquisitions this off-season while not really losing too much of importance.
Yes, Kirk Hinrich is gone, but Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer, and C.J. Watson are here, and thus, one-fifth of last year's Utah Jazz roster.
Oh, and don't forget about Kurt Thomas and Keith Bogans, I guess.
What Boozer brings will not fully be realized until he hits the floor this fall. He is an offensive stud and an excellent rebounder.
Another 20/10 guy like the third member of the Heat, Boozer gets to team up with Joakim Noah and greatly irritate opposing rebounders.
Korver brings his three-point expertise, Brewer adds menacing defense, and C.J. Watson is a proven pure scorer off the bench.
Throw these improvements along with an established top 5-point guard in Derrick Rose and the already synched talents of Luol Deng, Taj Gibson, and James Johnson, and you have quite the team.
The Bulls are bursting with youth that can play long minutes and depth that can give them solid rest when needed. Like the Heat, they shouldn't have many lower-level losses.
The youth of the Bulls, smarts of new Coach Tom Thibodeau, and a thirst to prove they are have arrived makes them one of the more frightening teams to play.
Well, during the regular season anyway.