.. basically when Reggie threw a tantrum earlier this year, the management had to come out and tell him they're working with Aldridge to complete a move after the next season. Of course, Reggie couldn't keep his mouth shut and at least Bucher left a little doubt which jump shooting PF is coming.
The whole Mirotic story is probably being blown up by the Bulls themselves, they know perfectly well even if Mirotic is a solid prospect, he is still years away from meaningfully contributing in the playoffs. By that time, Rose could be ready to walk. Make no mistake though, if the Bulls strike out with Aldridge, Mirotic will be sold to the fans as a next great hope.
The team I'm concerned about is the Rockets, I think Morey is not done yet, he legitimately wants a third all-star next to Harden and Howard, so far he has shrewdly avoided Josh Smith and if he can convince Asik to backup Howard for one more season, he'll build an offer centered around Asik, a couple of promising 4's already on the roster, Parsons and picks will be on the table. Plus the whole story of playing with two other stars in his home state of Texas will be trotted out.