Originally written August 30, 2012 on HoopStuff:
Added: Kirk Hinrich (FA), Nate Robinson (FA), Marco Belinelli (FA), Nazr Mohammed (FA) and Vladimir Radmanovic (FA) Lost: Omer Asik, Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer, CJ Watson Draft: Marquis Teague (1st Round 29th Overall) Free Agency Analysis: The Bulls had a complete bench makeover. Many believe the Bulls made a huge mistake losing the majority of their bench mob, but management wisely realized that without Rose for the majority of the season and probably only at 80% when he does come back, they had no reason to keep Korver, Brewer and Watson on one year contracts. The team is not going to contend and could not resign them next year anyways. The Bulls were dangerously close to the luxury tax and will need money to sign forward Taj Gibson, so they decided to save money, and wait a year until they are ready to compete. They were also smart not to match the outrageous contract Houston gave to backup center Omer Asik. Overall they did a solid job replacing their bench, especially signing f...
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