The Chicago Bulls were considered as one of the favorites in the Eastern Conference at the start of this season. But the Bulls side fell from grace in this regular season as they failed to make the playoffs. The Bulls are eager to make significant changes in their roster this summer and the team will be part of the multiple NBA rumors this offseason.
The Bulls roster comprised of players like Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and Pau Gasol. Among them, the Bulls expected Jimmy Butler to lead the team in the absence of the former MVP Derrick Rose due to injury. But the 26-year-old Texan couldn’t guide his side to the playoffs.
Butler has shouldered the responsibility of the Bulls’ failure.
“I put it on my shoulders, I’m the reason we didn’t make the playoffs. And I’m fine with that. I’m not happy with it but I’m fine with it. Because it’s only gonna make me stronger, make me better. Moving forward, I have to be able to make us win enough games to be able to make the playoffs.”
Are the Bulls eyeing to trade Butler? NBA rumors are growing louder that the Bulls may trade off the Texan point-guard. The front office remains silent on the issue, and no team has yet shown any interest on Butler, according to reports. Moreover his humble admission of failure hints that he wants to stay back in Chicago.
But the Bulls may trade Butler as they are destined to retain both the injured stars Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. Rose has one more year in his contract, and the Bulls’ consider Noah’s presence as inspiration in both locker room and on the court.
The injury-prone Noah is both front office and fans’ favorite in Chicago and Spaniard Pau Gasol may leave Bulls for San Antonio Spurs but nothing is safe in being part of the NBA rumors this summer as Chicago will be hard-pressed to improve their roster this summer.
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