Although the Bulls didn't "shock the world" against the Cavs, these playoffs have been great so far for more than one reason. The Bulls played the Cavs extremely well even though the series only went 5 games, and definitely got the attention of the media. Last year the Cavs breezed through the first 2 rounds, going 8-0, and winning every game by double digits. In just this series the Cavs played 5 games, losing one, and winning game 5 by 2 points. The Bulls played this about as well as they could have and got valuable experience. Even Lebron raved about Rose after game 5, and I feel like he meant it rather than just being nice. He even admitted that Noah backed up his talk and I can't understand why he would not want to come here. We have the brightest nucleus by far for any team in FA contention and Chicago is a city that Lebron loves, and it is a big market. Even if the Knicks got someone such as Bosh, would Lebron want to play with Bosh and a bunch of scrubs or Rose, Noah, etc?
Another reason why I'm liking these playoffs is the Heat Celtics series. That series had to prove to Dwayne Wade that his team is worse than garbage, and that them getting that 5 seed was a result of a weak eastern conference and injuries to teams like the Bulls, Raptors, Bucks. Many "experts" predicted that the Heat would beat the Celtics and turned out to be completely wrong. Wade must feel helpless after his mammoth series and only one win to show for it. After all the game in which he played out of his mind, game 4 with around 45 points, they barely pulled that victory out. Game 5 he had over 30, was one rebound away from a triple double, and they got beat easily; only one other person on their team put up double digit points. So in a series that Wade dominated, they barely pulled out one victory against an old, declining team that the Bulls have played so well.
The reasons for Wade coming here are obvious, but people are saying that Wade is waiting because the Heat are going to surround him with stars. Well Stoudemire looks close to re-signing with Phoenix, Lebron is not going there, and Bosh may be involved in a sign-and-trade and they have no pieces. So they may be looking at paying a Boozer, who I think is less valuable than Noah. Even if they were to get Bosh then once again what is better: Bosh, a decent player with some left over money, and scrubs or Rose, Noah, Hinrich, Gibson, Deng, and that's without the possibility of some trades, after all we do have expendable pieces such as Hinrich and Deng.
Lastly with the salary cap being set a little higher than expected, the Bulls should have around 5 million left if they sign a max guy and fill roster with minimums. I'm thinking that if you get a Bosh (assuming you can't get Lebron or Wade) then how about a Ray Allen or Anthony Morrow. Both are quality shooters and we need 3 point shooting desperately. Allen's shooting speaks for itself and we all vividly remember how he torched us in the '08 playoffs. Allen is clutch and is the probably the only Celtic I like, he may be old but should have a couple years left. Morrow is much more intriguing because he has TONS of potential, but is stuck in Golden State. He is an excellent shooter and I think he would be worth the risk, after all he may turn his potential into something and be the opposite of Tyrus. Other options for the money off the top of my head would be signing Greg Oden if the Blazers choose to let him go. They are leaning towards re-signing him, but did just give Camby an extension. Oden would be worth the risk also, even though he has a lot of injury history.
Please comment and tell me your ideas/suggestions.