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Bulls Sun Aug 19 2012

Have Bulls Waved the White Flag?

Bulls_200.pngSince Derrick Rose tore his ACL, Bulls fans have watched the team collectively wet the bed against a team (Philadelphia 76ers) they should have beaten, sign Kirk Hinrich (whose best days are behind him), and draft a point guard (Marquis Teague) even though the likes of Vanderbilt shooting guard Will Barton was theirs for the taking. Also don't forget the earth-shattering signings of Marco Belinelli, Nate Robinson, Nazr Mohammed, and Vladimir Radmanovic.

Meanwhile, most of the teams in the Eastern Conference got better through free agency, the draft, and trades. You know? The old-fashioned way.

At this point I am resigned to the fact that the Derrick Rose should sit out the upcoming 2012-2013 season. What's the point of having Rose come back halfway through the season? Having Rose sit out will further expose the ineptitude of Gar Forman and John Paxson.

Look around the league. Most of the teams have gotten better.

Then again, the conspiracy theorist in me thinks that the team has a clandestine plan to use the amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer, resign Taj Gibson, and go after OKC shooting guard James Harden (a free agent next summer).

For whatever reason, the Chicago Bulls have not caught up to the current NBA trends. The "Superfriends" era is the new normal. When will the Bulls keep up with the Joneses? Or better yet the LeBrons.

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