LeBron, Bosh, Wade, blah, blah, etc. Don’t care.
The Chicago Bulls, the team spurned by those free agents, aren’t letting it phase them, either, it seems, as they reportedly agreed to a deal today with the NBA’s top 3-point shooter, Kyle Korver, to play alongside his former Utah Jazz teammate Carlos Boozer.
For all the hooplah surrounding the mega-“team” down in Miami, who only happen to have three players under contract as of today, the Bulls appear to be on the verge of entering another prosperous period to hopefully rival the one this lapsed Bulls fan saw end at the age of eight.
Korver, a shooting guard, last year had the league’s top 3-percentage, at .536, albeit in only 52 games. He fills a role the Bulls sorely lacked last year and will nicely complement the franchise point guard, Derrick Rose, taking some of the scoring pressure from his shoulders. Take a look at this video to see what I mean. Turn off the sound, though, if you don’t want to hear the ear-splitting atrocity that is Train, who provide the soundtrack.
While the Bulls missed out on the big free agents, they are a well-constructed, very young team with a wealth of growth potential for the upcoming season and beyond. And it isn’t out of the realm of possibilty they could snag the big gun of the 2012 free agency class, Chris Paul, either, given their very good salary cap position.
If you’re looking for a team to follow in Chicago besides the Blackhawks, you could do worse than the Bulls. Now is the time to catch on.