After Forgettable Season, Chicago Bulls Look To Bigger, Better Things

April 28th, 2010 by Ed Leiser Leave a reply »
As expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers made quick work of the Chicago Bulls, eliminating them in five games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. For the Cavs, this series was little more than a speed-bump on their road to a hopeful NBA Championship appearance.

The Bulls, on the other hand, saw this series as just a means to get more experience (and a national stage to showcase Derrick Rose?) in big-game, playoff atmospheres.

I'd be naive to think the Bulls had a chance to defeat the Cavs—they have that fella named LeBron James—but I am encouraged by the style and poise this team displayed during the last two weeks.

Going toe-to-toe with LeBron and company was not easy, but the Bulls managed to keep four games close (winning one of them) and extended the series.

As the season officially ends in Chicago, the Bulls embark on perhaps their most important offseason since the Jordan/Pippen/Jackson days.

This year's crop of free-agent talent is simply remarkable, and the Bulls need to attract at least one premier athlete to don the red-and-black and play in the House That Jordan Built.

There's a lot ...

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