NBA Trade Rumors: Chicago Bulls' Salary Cap Allowing Them To Keep Shopping

Joseph HigginsContributor IIFebruary 24, 2011

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The trade deadline is a little over an hour away.

Will we see dozens of last-minute trades so every team can meet their roster satisfactions?

Chances are we might see the Chicago Bulls do some dealing.

Having sent top pick James Johnson to Toronto, Chicago positioned themselves  $2.9 million under the cap and thus have enough room to obtain a servicable player.

Reports show that the Bulls might seek out guard Courtney Lee or even O.J. Mayo from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Anthony Parker of the Cleveland Cavaliers have also been considered.

In order to obtain some of these possible, the Bulls would have to trade away some of their own players or give away some of their draft picks.

Rumors say that the Bulls are willing to give up Omar Asik and Taj Gibson.

So what is the likelihood of any trades going through in the next 60 minutes?

The Bulls don't have to deal to try and make their roster better. Unlikely.

Chicago is only three games back from the top of the Eastern Conference and obviously the current team has been doing something right.

Chicago is done with the trading until next season.

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