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Chicago Bulls Basketball: As the NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaches, the odds of the Chicago Bulls making a blockerbuster deal, or any deal for that matter, is highly unlikely. As much as Chicago may beg and plead with the Bulls front office to get a little bit farther under the cap, the truth is that it just won’t happen.
The Chicago Bulls just picked up their 13th player in Jarvis Varnado earlier this week. Signed to a 10-day contract, Varnado will be the first of many in the revolving door of 10-day deals. With Chicago basically already playing an eight-man rotation, the odds of Chicago making a trade are basically zero. There just aren’t enough players to work with.
Why No Trade?
After Derrick Rose went down with a torn meniscus 10 games into the season, everyone in Chicago thought the Bulls would have a fire sale and tank the rest of the season. One problem, coach Tom Thibodeau and center Joakim Noah don’t know the definition of “tanking“. Thanks to their efforts, the Bulls are currently right in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Now, Chicago is riding an eight-man rotation that features Kirk Hinrich and D.J. Augustin manning the point guard position. With Hinrich being the only tradable piece (Augustin has a no-trade clause), an exchange of players is unrealistic. If Hinrich were to be traded, the only point guards on the roster would be Augustin and Mike James — FYI: that’s not a good situation.
Thanks to a spectacular season from Taj Gibson, the Bulls are on the verge of being in financial bind. Like every contract, Gibson has incentives to play the best basketball possible. Some of those incentives are expected to be: receiving All-NBA Defensive Team honors, being award Sixth Man of the Year, and career-highs in various statistical categories.
Well, hard works seems to pay off for a guy like Gibson. The power forward is bound to hit at least a few of those benchmarks and that will mean more cash out of the Chicago Bulls’ pocket. Gibson’s incentives would bump the Bulls right back up against the luxury tax. This basically gives the Bulls no room to absorb another major contract on the team.
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