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After using the amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer, the Chicago Bulls could aggressively go after Sacramento Kings restricted free-agent Marcus Thornton.
Thornton is a shooting guard who had a breakout year for the Kings. He averaged 21.3 points and 3.4 assists in 27 games for Sacramento while logging major minutes.
Thornton has averaged 13.6 points a game per 25 minutes through his two NBA seasons. He has a 44.3 percent shooting average and nails 37.1 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
The Bulls could probably pry Thornton from the Kings for $8-$10 million a year.
While the Bulls could sign other guards like Jason Richardson and Arron Afflalo, Thornton is a dynamic scorer who would keep defenses honest with his driving and shooting abilities.
Thornton would excel playing alongside Derrick Rose. The two would create isolation opportunities for each other and spread the floor for Luol Deng, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson.
With Thornton on the Bulls, the team would be a threat to win the NBA title.
Bob Bajek is a writing intern at Bleacher Report. He is also a freelance reporter and can be followed at Patch.com and Twitter.