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Chicago Bulls trade deadline open thread

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As Jay deftly pointed out yesterday, the Bulls have kind of done their dealing, sending out Luol Deng and Marquis Teague to save cash gain flexibility weeks ago. Their razor-thin margin under the tax means they certainly won't be buyers, and even shuffling the deck would prove difficult. I expect the Bulls to do nothing, unless they are guarded against some incentive clauses kicking in and putting them back over the tax. It's really their only motivation.

And as a team they're doing pretty well. It'd be nice if they could create more room as to not stick to these 12/13-man roster shenanigans the rest of the year, but moving Dunleavy (or to a lesser extent, Hinrich) would potentially hurt their playoff push which I don't think they want to do. That said, keeping their roster as thin as they are does open themselves up to issues as well, especially under ThibsBall.

So likely nothing Bulls-related will happen today, but here's to hoping we at least get a juicy rumor. A real one, not a crappy one. Speaking of, in the meantime you can enjoy this sorta-crappy dream of Kevin Love, and look at the rest of the league doing stuff. The Bulls already did theirs early.