Alex Kennedy: Dwight Howard to Bulls?
With that said, I'm also surprised that Chicago hasn't been mentioned as a possible destination. Everyone knows that Howard likes the idea of playing in a large market and the first two cities that people always mention are Los Angeles and New York. But Chicago is the third-largest market and I think they have much more attractive personnel. You have arguably the best point guard in the league in Derrick Rose and a ton of role players to put around the stars. Not to mention, they have Carlos Boozer, who is one of Howard's best friends in the league and who he asked Otis Smith to pursue last summer. They have Joakim Noah, the young big man who could facilitate a sign-and-trade, and plenty of other pieces to offer as well. To make salaries work, they would love to take back J.J. Redick because his contract in Orlando was originally the offer sheet that Chicago signed him to last summer before the Magic matched. There are plenty of reasons why I think the Bulls will emerge as a suitor for Howard in the next year, and I think it's only a matter of time before we start hearing them mentioned in the same sentence as L.A. and N.Y.