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Chicago Bulls: Monta Ellis and 5 Possible Offseason Additions
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Dwight Howard isn't walking through those doors, folks.

Despite popular belief in the greater Chicagoland area, Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic's life purpose is not to make the Chicago Bulls fanbase happy. As crazy as it seems, the Magic wouldn't accept an offer of Carlos Boozer, Omer Asik and a bag of crap for their five-time All-Star.

In even more stunning news Howard, he of broad shoulders, isn't exactly chomping at the bit to join the Bulls, recently expressing his desire to stay in Orlando.

The problem with unemployed, stay-at-home GMs (I admit I can be one at times) is that they don't look at a deal from both sides. Sure Dwight Howard in exchange for Boozer, Asik and a couple of draft picks gets Bulls general manager Gar Forman a better bust than Scottie Pippen (maybe that's why he is taking shots at the Bulls), but it would also bring Orlando GM Otis Smith the Cleveland-LeBron treatment and don't nobody want that.

So if not Dwight, then who?

There will be no easy fixes this offseason as were the possibilities last year. No $30 million in salary cap space—no LeBron, Wade, Bosh, Johnson or Chicago's favorite, Carlos Boozer—to throw money at.

This offseason, the Bulls will have to get creative.

If it wasn't clear beforehand, it became crystal clear to even Stevie Wonder after the Heat series: The Bulls were in desperate need of more scoring. Miami isn't going anywhere anytime soon and in order to get past the NBA's version of wrestling's NWO the Bulls will need someone who can take some attention away from Derrick Rose

With little money to spend and no one, great, expendable trading asset, Gar Forman will have his work cut out to add the final piece to a championship puzzle. We'll take our stab at it with five possible offeseason additions.  

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