Found July 19, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
The top teams in today’s NBA vary in a lot of different ways. Miami, Oklahoma City, and now the Lakers all are centered around the concept of a “big three.” The Spurs are built around a deep and veteran-powered roster. The Clippers are building around their core of two stars. However, they all have one thing in common: they aren’t afraid to pay the luxury tax. That’s where the Chicago Bulls differ. Jerry Reinsdorf’s aversion to paying the luxury tax is handcuffing Bulls GM Gar Forman. All signs indicate that one of their biggest concerns is staying out of the luxury tax range. Since he’s owned the Bulls, Jerry Reinsdorf has never spent the luxury tax. He’s gone on record a few times in the past year or two saying he’d now bite the bullet in order to put this team over the top, but actions speak louder than words. Letting go of literally everyone on arguably the NBA’s best bench doesn’t exactly paint a picture of tax fearlessness. He was able to win six championships without makin...
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