The Chicago Bulls currently are trying to figure out ways in which they can improve without paying a lot of money to do so. The team executed some serious cost cutting measures earlier int he year with Loul Deng being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for what ended up amounting to cap relief, but the team may not be done trading.
K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune, the Bulls are looking to add a couple of players at the deadline, and this could be something that leads to the team being active on the trade market when February 20th rolls around. Head coach Tom Thibodeau said he’d like to carry the league maximum 15 players, but understands if that might not be possible.
“I would like to have all 15 (allowed) but right now it’s not possible,” Thibodeau said. “I think cap management is important. You have to make good, sound decisions, so that’s what we’re trying to do. As I’ve said, we feel good about the guys we do have here. If someone goes down, the next guy gets in there, understands his job and gets it done.”
The Bulls are running with just 12 players on their roster at the moment, something that is causing depth issues. The team may not make a trade to fill roster spots, as signing a veteran free agent is an option. But it’s sounding like the Bulls will be active in some form before the trade deadline, even if all that entails is signing a veteran well ahead of time.