From Butler’s contract to minutes restrictions to Noah’s knee, there was plenty to talk about Monday.
As always, Derrick Rose was the focus as the Bulls held media day Monday.
It’s not about the rift between Rose and the Bulls. It’s about the impact on the court.
“If we feel there’s opportunity, we’ll always explore it,” Bulls GM Gar Forman says.
Both will be expected to provide depth off the bench.
Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million cap hit will be wiped off the 2014-’15 books of Chicago.
Chicago is casting a wide net in the free agent market, but it all depends on Carmelo Anthony.
All a front office can do is build a stable, attractive franchise. The rest is up to the star free agent.
“All indications” are that Derrick Rose will join Team USA in late July.
This is the beginning is something — which the Bulls hope is a big something.
Chicago got its man in Doug McDermott and now turns its eyes toward Carmelo Anthony.
There could come a Kevin Love-vs.-Carmelo Anthony moment of truth for Chicago management.
Speaking softly and carrying a big stick hasn’t helped Chicago attract a star previously.
Through back channels, the Bulls need to let LeBron know they’ll move mountains to acquire him.
The door may be opening in the Eastern Conference.
There are endless dominoes in play here.
Thibodeau means too much to Rose, Noah and others, and Chicago means too much to him to leave.
Gar Forman also said the Bulls will “evaluate” whether to use the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer.
Bulls management is ready to show they can be try-hard guys, too.
Derrick Rose says the AlterG machine and rehab have his full focus right now.