NBA Free Agency: Who Will Land With the Chicago Bulls?

Wesley Kaminsky@@Wesley_KaminskyCorrespondent IIIJuly 6, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 29:  Joakim Noah #13 and Derrick Rose #1 of the Chicago Bulls during the game against the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena on January 29, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Every team with cap space during this infamous "Free Agency 2010" has their sights on one man, LeBron James. Players like James just do not come around often, and especially as free agents. He has been linked to many different teams, one of those being the Chicago Bulls.

Of the teams with the money needed to sign King James, the Bulls are the most attractive destination, not just for James, but for any free agent searching for a new home. With young stars such as Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, the Bulls, in just one off-season could go from sneaking into the playoffs, to competing for an NBA championship. Yes, that is crazy, but with the available players, and the Bulls young talent, it just might happen.

Nobody knows what is going through LeBron James' head, except for himself. If LeBron is committed to winning a championship, than Chicago is the most logical landing spot for him. However, it appears LeBron is torn between leaving his hometown or to continue to build on his legacy in Cleveland. After another season in which the Cavaliers failed to make the NBA finals, the question begins to formulate if LeBron will ever win a championship in Cleveland.

If he wins a championship in his hometown, he is a god. If he fails to win a championship, his legacy would not be the same. He would join Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, and John Stockton, just to name a few as great players who were not NBA champions. 

LeBron James is not the only option for the Bulls though. With Joe Johnson and Amare Stoudemire off the market, the Bulls are hoping for either James, Dwyane Wade, or Chris Bosh. Bulls fans (including myself) are anxiously waiting for the news as to which of these, if any will be wearing a Bulls uniform next season.

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If the Bulls are to land Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, it instantly turns them into championship contenders. On the other hand, if the Bulls strike out on the three biggest name free agents and settle with Carlos Boozer, they turn into a team who is good, but will not compete for a title. 

Right now, with the decisions of LeBron, Wade, and Bosh looming, the Bulls future will be decided. Fasten your seat belts Bulls fans. 

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