Two years ago, the team was one starting power forward short of being very good. A genuine starter could have gotten this team through perhaps two playoff rounds. That was a very good three-guard rotation and Salmons was a real asset. Thomas was a backup but could be effective in spurts.
Instead, the Bulls gave away Gordon, Hinrich, Tyrus and Salmons for NOTHING in order to save money, I mean clear cap space. Did anybody really think any of those top free agents was going to sign with these bad actors?
So now we have replaced those four with Boozer and two second team guards leaving no depth at small forward. We now have a starting power forward and unaddressed needs elsewhere.
It makes monetary sense but it's really pathetic.