Chicago Bulls Trade Talk: Their Needs at the 2 and Who They Can Target

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Chicago Bulls Trade Talk: Their Needs at the 2 and Who They Can Target
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The memory will be etched in the heads of Chicago Bulls' fans forever. The Bulls come out in the first game of the Eastern Conference finals and make a huge statement by beating the Miami Heat, by 21 points no less.

Bulls' fans listened to the pundits who changed their predictions and saw the Bulls coming out of the East. Chicago felt like it had a legitimate chance this year.

Then the Bulls come out the next game and underperform—that tied the series at 1-1. The Bulls wouldn't win another game in the series. It was a series plagued by a lack of fourth quarter scoring. Every weakness on the Bulls' roster was exploited.

It was Carlos Boozer's weak interior defense and then Joakim Noah's overzealous help defense. LeBron James guarded Derrick Rose in the fourth quarter and made every shot exceedingly hard.

The most glaring flaw in the Bulls' roster was their lack of a shooting guard that could work both ends of the floor. The shooting guard by committee experiment imploded in this series.

Neither Keith Bogans nor Kyle Korver could find their stroke and Ronnie Brewer isn't known for his offensive prowess.

The Bulls only had one player who could handle the ball and their second-best facilitator, ironically, wasn't their backup point guard but their starting center.

Derrick Rose couldn't run an entire offense by himself while facing double teams. It was obvious that the Bulls had no spacing. The lane was clogged and that meant Derrick Rose couldn't even score his points.

The Bulls need a player to fill this hole in the roster. He must be a multidimensional player. He should be able to create for himself and create for his teammates. He should have good handles to take some of the pressure off Derrick Rose. He should possess a potent threat from downtown as well and be a solid defender on the perimeter.

Unless the Bulls trade up in the draft and hope for an NBA-ready rookie, I don't see a couple of late first-rounders and a second-round pick filling that hole and being the answer to these qualms.

I think the best answer will come from a trade. The next slides detail a few players that should be considered.

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