A Look Forward: Bulls Roster 2012-2013

        Before former NBA MVP Derrick Rose went down with a torn ACL in his left knee, the Bulls were one of the favorites to win the NBA Championship. Instead Rose and the Bulls lost in the first round of the playoffs to the 76ers and now will struggle to make the playoffs next season.

        With Rose out at least until the All-Star break, the front office has decided to shake up the roster. The roster has undergone a major makeover. Omer Asik, a key cog on Chicago's 2nd unit has now left the Bulls to join the Rockets by signing a 3 year $25 million dollar offer sheet. Kyle Korver, the Bulls' primary 3-point scoring threat was sent packing to Atlanta. Backup PG C.J. Watson has taken his services to Brooklyn. The Bulls also welcome with open arms first round draft pick Marquis Teague who will have high expectations with Derrick Rose on the injury list.

        Let's look out the new additions to the roster. The Bulls will welcome back Kirk Hinrich to run the show while Derrick Rose is rehabbing his left knee. Other additions include a backup Center to replace Asik, Nazr Mohammed. The rest of the newcomers consist of Guard Marco Belinelli, Forward Valdamir Radmonovic and Guard Nate Robertson.

        The Bulls appear to be clearing cap room for 2014. Derrick Rose will have a fully recovered knee and will be ready to return to his MVP form. Chicago's brass will make a run at the top free agents in the class of 2014 to pair will All-Star Derrick Rose and make a run at the NBA Championship.

By Steven Spector - 8- 2 - 12