The Chicago Bulls could look much different heading into the 2014 NBA season. Several reports have the front office looking to make some deals before the upcoming trade deadline and with three picks in the draft next summer, change is in the air.
One of the biggest concerns for the franchise is Derrick Rose and how he responds to another missed season with a serious knee injury. The front office has to be prepared to move forward without their star, but the front court could also need help if Luol Deng or Carlos Boozer is traded.
ESPN has the front office looking for scoring help in the paint in their latest mock draft and they have the Bulls drafting Jerami Grant from Syracuse. The 6'8" youngster has good moves in the paint, but his ability to play on the wing and run the floor make him a good option for a team that has struggled scoring points.
Another option in the first round is Dario Saric of Croatia. This young man reminds some NBA scouts of Dirk Nowitzki, but at 6'10", he must learn to use his size better to excel at the professional level, but his overall athleticism makes him a first round talent that could blossom into a star with the right team.
Kendall Williams is one of the few seniors available this summer and his experience at New Mexico could help him adjust quicker. Williams has natural leadership skills at the point and the quickness to drive the paint, making this young man a good option to backup Rose, but also some insurance if the Bulls star can't return to his All Star status on the court.