from ChicagoTribune.com :
The Bulls now have nine players under contract and roughly $7.8 million of cap space left. They remain in discussions with Brad Miller and Kurt Thomas for big-man depth and have had talks about Rafer Alston and Jason Williams as a backup point guard.....
With that much under cap is there any one that you would like to see fill the gaps that we need? I kind of feel like we are the Heat (minus signing 3 of the easly top 5 players in the game). We have signed 3 players that you still have to game plan for and now we are filling the gaps with sub-par player to complete a 12 man roster.
The one thing that we do have over the Heat...is better talent over all. Sure they got Dwyane Wade, LeBron James , and Chris Bosh , oh yeah Mike Miller , but thats it. The Bulls have Derrick Rose , Joakim Noah , Luol Deng, Carlos Bozzer, Kyle Korver , Ronnie Brewer, Taj Gibson , and (some might say) James Johnson . The Bulls have a way deeper team then the Heat (and I'll say it... the Celtics too. They even match up well with the Magic .) Now I know for a fact that you cant win 3 (4) on 5, and they haven't even played together yet, so they still need time to gell .
A core of Bulls guys have played together for a least a year or more. Korver and Rose played together with the U.S. (practice team). Korver, Bozzer, Brewer, all played together with the Jazz. If there is one thing that championship teams of the past have proved it is that you keep a core of guys together to win champoinships. Yes more then one. Look at the Lakers on the verge of winning 3 in a row (again) have had the same core of guys for all of them both times.
Look for the Bulls to do well in the East this year and make a deep playoff run.