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A wild Wednesday passed with the NBA's free-agent moratorium ending, LeBron James ' future in limbo, Carmelo Anthony likely announcing his return to the Knicks on Thursday and the Bulls focused on Pau Gasol .
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October 1, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Gar Forman speak with the media during Chicago Bulls media day at the Berto Center.
The situations are similar in the sense that both franchises have marquee players returning from major injuries and are located in large cities, but that's where the similarities end.
With the increased unlikelihood that superstar Carmelo Anthony will be joining the Chicago Bulls this summer, it's time for the Bulls to move on to plan B. The current roster still has a huge void on the wing, and the addition of a player who can shoot both off the dribble as well as be an effective catch-and-shoot type player is a must.
With the news that Carmelo Anthony has chosen to return to the New York Knicks , he has missed out on his best opportunity to win a championship with the Chicago Bulls .
Even if the four-time MVP doesn't take his talents to the Windy City, the Bulls will benefit rather dramatically from his spurning the Miami Heat and going to any other location.
The most likely competition for Paul Pierce , say league sources, can be found in Los Angeles with the Clippers and Chicago with the Bulls , maybe in Dallas with the Mavericks .
The two teams who appear to have the best chance of nabbing the all-star Spaniars will get a championship edge in the upcoming NBA season.
Derrick Rose participated Tuesday night in the first session of a three-day minicamp that began at the Berto Center.
The Bulls can't offer all the money that other teams can. But they can offer a better team, they believe, and they have a great pitch that Anthony is taking seriously.
The Bulls released their Summer League roster this afternoon ahead of Saturday's opening game against the Clippers in Las Vegas, and first-round pick Doug McDermott and second-year pro Tony Snell headlined the roster.
Lance Stephenson may not be Carmelo Anthony , but he's no slouch either. At just 23 years old, Stephenson may be a viable option for the Chicago Bulls and their Plan B. Stephenson has yet to re-up with the Indiana Pacers because he is looking for upwards of $10 million per season, but with him at the prime of his career with room to improve, it is ... (more)
While the majority of the NBA world waits with bated breath for the impending decisions from free agents such as LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, many of the stars of tomorrow are lacing it up in the NBA Summer League .
The Los Angeles Lakers don't like to lose, and judging by the latest free-agency buzz surrounding the team, they have plans to not finish below .500 again next season.
Just the other day, it seemed that Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony were on the way to becoming the next dynamic duo, returning the glory days to the Chicago Bulls .
As the Chicago Bulls continue to be patient during the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, there are free agents that management have to keep their eyes on.
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