NBA’s Central Division: Offseason Report Card

August 25th, 2010 by Eitan Rosenberg Leave a reply »
Chicago Bulls: A-

Anytime you start the offseason by firing an incompetent coach (Vinny Del Negro) and hire the league’s top assistant/defensive guru (Tom Thibadeou) it’s a great start.

Unlike some other clubs with sufficient cap space (New Jersey cough cough), the Bulls were able to sign a true need at power forward with Carlos Boozer.

Booz should fit in like a glove, as he is now paired with an athletic center in Joakim Noah and phenom point guard in Derrick Rose.

Even prior to signing Boozer, the Bulls get bonus points for unloading the contract of Kirk Hinrich on draft day.

And besides the Boozer acquisition, the Bulls filled the roster around him nicely.

Kyle Korver is a shooter the team desperately needed, with the penetrating of Rose and post play of the aforementioned Carlos Boozer in place.

Ronnie Brewer should help on key defensive wing assignments and CJ Watson is a solid backup who can play either guard position and provide ample rest for guard Derrick Rose.

The reason we don’t see an A here is because the team was unable to pry JJ Redick from Orlando.

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