The Chicago Bulls had one of the most disappointing ends to a season of any team in recent memory. And, as we'll be the first to tell you, even with Derrick Rose the Bulls need to develop a better second option than Luol Deng. But would Chicago actually consider trading their all-everything forward?
According to a report in the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, the Bulls are considering doing just that, primarily to avoid paying the luxury tax. The team is also said to be disappointed that Deng is waiting until after the Olympics to have surgery on his wrist, a decision that will cause him to miss the early part of the 2012-13 NBA season. Of course Derrick Rose will be missing even more of the 2012-13 season, perhaps the entire thing, which could be a factor in Chicago's reluctance to pay the luxury tax for a season without its signature star. Stay tuned.