The Mailbag: A Whole Bunch Of Bulls And White Sox Questions

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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Pau Gasol Inches Ever Closer To Becoming A Bull

It’s looking more and more likely that Pau Gasol will soon be a member of the Chicago Bulls. I’m still trying to figure out whether this means the Bulls know what Carmelo Anthony plans to do, or if they’re just doing this anyway.

It also remains to be seen how Gasol will be joining the Bulls. If it’s a sign-and-trade there were reports Friday night that the Lakers weren’t interested in Carlos Boozer, so it’s possible that Mike Dunleavy is on his way to Los Angeles. If that’s the case, a sign-and-trade for Carmelo seems a lot less likely.

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Trying To Make Sense Of The McDermott Trade

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Shortly after I published the Mailbag on Saturday I received another question from a reader, and rather than wait until next week’s AskTCH, I decided to just answer it in its own post today. The question was from reader Casey Boguslaw, and it was about the Bulls decision to trade both their first round draft picks this year, and a second-rounder next year for Doug McDermott and Anthony Randolph.

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The Mailbag: Super Bears, Super Bowl?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.

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Those Around Nikola Mirotic Think He’ll Be A Bull Next Season

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LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will be the big prizes after the NBA season, but odds are neither will be the big acquisition the Bulls make during the offseason. Instead the biggest “free agent” the Bulls go after will likely be the one they got in a draft day trade back in 2011: Nikola Mirotic.

Yes, after three years of playing well in Europe for Real Madrid, there are signs that this summer could be the summer Mirotic finally crosses the Atlantic to give the NBA a try. Though his salary wouldn’t be the only cost to the Bulls.

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Could Taj Gibson Be The Next To Go?

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You like Taj Gibson, and apparently other NBA teams do as well.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 20, and while most trade rumors surrounding the Bulls are about Kirk Hinrich and Mike Dunleavy, there’s reportedly at least three teams that have already asked the Bulls about Taj Gibson.

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The Bulls Probably Aren’t Done Dealing Yet

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The trade of Luol Deng signaled the beginning of a Bulls rebuild, and rebuilds typically don’t limit themselves to one player. There are reports that the Bulls are planning on using the amnesty clause to rid themselves of Carlos Boozer’s contract following the season, but odds are other veteran Bulls will find themselves on new teams before Boozer does.

Once Luol was traded other NBA general managers could smell blood in the water and have begun swimming toward the source. There are two veterans in particular that other teams seem interested in, and odds are the Bulls won’t mind parting ways with either if the price is right.

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