With the uncertainty of the salary cap and Omer Asik’s current offer sheet, the Bulls may have to let C.J. Watson and his $3 million walk on July 10 which means they will need to find a starting point guard next season while Derrick Rose recovers. The probability of that happening becomes more and more likely as the Bulls have been actively pursuing point guards since free agency opened on Monday morning. First it was Kirk Hinrich, who the Chicago Tribune report as the lead target for the Bulls. Hinrich made $8 million last season with the Hawks, and will likely receive higher offers than the Bulls managed which was reported between $1.2 and $2.5 million.
Don’t fret, ESPN Chicago now reports that the Bulls have been in contact with Derek Fisher, who is a free agent after finishing the year with the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his free agent juncture after being bought out by the Lakers mid-season, Derrick Rose told the media that the veteran “could really help our team”. It’s been reported that along with the Bulls, the Heat, Thunder and Mavericks all have interest in Fisher’s services. A starting role for a majority of the season could emerge as a good selling point to the 5x NBA champion.
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