Chicago is entering the upcoming NBA season with lower expectations as All-Star point guard Derrick Rose will miss most or all the upcoming season, but the team has talent and with a couple more moves, could challenge for home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference this season.
The Bulls are still looking to add depth to their front-court and a player that can supply some offense would be nice, but this late in the summer it’s tough to find players with that ability. The latest rumor from Bleacher Report suggests the Bulls try to persuade Kenyon Martin to bring his game to Chicago in a move that would help the teams bench and add a player that could light a fire under Carlos Boozer.
Martin has always played with heart and passion and though his skills have diminished over the years, his leadership is still evident and with Boozer needing to take a bigger role with the loss of Rose, adding Martin makes sense.
The 34-year-old averaged just 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds during the 2011-12 NBA season, but he plays hard and that fits into what the Bulls do on both ends of the court and signing with Chicago would also give Martin another chance at winning a title, especially if Rose returns late in the year.