NBA Trade Rumors and Free Agents 2011: Chicago Bulls and Their Options at Shooti

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NBA Trade Rumors and Free Agents 2011: Chicago Bulls and Their Options at Shooti
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Derrick Rose needs a consistent scoring option at shooting guard.

After a surprising yet disappointing run in the 2010-2011 season, the Chicago Bulls are looking to  create another dynasty that their fans have been seeking since the end of the Michael Jordan era. The Bulls came up just short of advancing to their first NBA finals since 1998 to the eventual runner-up Miami Heat.

The Bulls have an obvious need for a starting shooting guard. The combo of Keith Bogans, Ronnie Brewer and Kyle Korver was highly scrutinized during the season. At the trade deadline, they failed to pull the trigger on players like Courtney Lee and OJ Mayo because they didn't want to give up their young, developing players Omer Asik and Taj Gibson.

So the Bulls kept their three-man rotation. Each player at shooting guard had their strengths, Korver with his streaky but highly clutch shooting (especially in the fourth quarter), Ronnie Brewer as the defensive specialist and Keith Bogans as the starter and possibly the most controversial starting two-guard for a contender in league history.

Although the Bulls finished with the league's best regular-season record, their shooting-guard trio was exploited by the Miami Heat's faster and quicker perimeter defense in the playoffs. 

How can the Bulls upgrade their shooting guard position now that the option of drafting a shooting guard is closed?

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