As the Bulls try to make do without Joakim Noah, another gaping hole has appeared in the Bull's starting lineup. That hole happens to be at the two guard, where the Bulls signed Keith Bogans, Ronnie Brewer, and Kyle Korver this off season to help run the show with D Rose. If the Bulls want to be the championship team they are capable of being, they need to find a solid 3rd scoring option. Korver has played well of the bench, but Brewer and Bogans have struggled. Here are the best three available players for the Bulls:
Quentin Richardson- The Chicago native and former DePaul Blue Demon, in my opinion, is the number one candidate to join the Chicago Bulls. After the Magic traded for Gilbert Arenas, Jason Richardson, and Hedo Turkoglu, Quentin has almost seen his role completely disappear. The lack of value he has for the Magic makes getting him easy for the Bulls.
Stephen Jackson- Jackson is probably the best player available on the market. Jackson's 17 PPG would but him as a solid third option behind Boozer and Rose. The problem is the Bobcats asking price. Charlotte appears to be heading into a rebuilding mode, so they may overprice Jackson.
J.R. Smith- The 25 year old has been a human highlight reel the past few months for the Denver Nuggets. Smith's number's are down from years past, but the Nuggets might be willing to move him and his 6 million dollars if Melo is also heading out.
If the Bulls acquire Smith or Jackson, they will immediately join the elite teams in the NBA. Both players can produce their own offense and both can be an instant spark. The problem is the Bulls don't have a lot of attractive pieces to give away. Taj Gibson comes to mind, but his steady improvement from his rookie season may make the Bulls think twice about a possible trade. The Bulls can use their first round draft pick, which figure to be in the mid 20's in this upcoming draft. Richardson will come at a cheap price, that's why I think the Bulls might try and get him. Until then, the Bulls will have to hope for one of their free agent signing to turn it around.