Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
16. James Johnson 1. Derrick Rose 9. Joakim Noah 2. LaMarcus Aldridge No picks
26. Taj Gibson 39. Sonny Weems 49. Aaron Gray 16. Rodney Carney
51. JamesOn Curry

100.8, 28th

102.6, 10th

Under contract:
G: Kirk Hinrich
G: Derrick Rose
F: Luol Deng
F: Taj Gibson
F: James Johnson
C: Joakim Noah

Free agents:
G: Jannero Pargo (unrestricted)
G: Flip Murray (unrestricted)
G: Acie Law (unrestricted)
G: Devin Brown (unrestricted)
F: Joe Alexander (unrestricted)
F: Hakim Warrick (unrestricted)
C: Brad Miller (unrestricted)

Areas of strength:
Core of young talent, specifically at the vital PG and C spots.

Needs work:
Offense was remedial under axed coach Vinny Del Negro. Desperate for outside shooting.

Two stats that matter:
-- Average number of 3-point FGs by Bulls, fewest in NBA (their 13.0 attempts from the arc also ranked last).

44.54 -- League-leading rebound average. Yet Chicago had 38 games in which it got outrebounded, going 8-30 on those nights.

The Way to Go:
LeBron James is the Bulls' No. 1 target, with Chicago offering the best in-place supporting cast to plug James' superstardom. Plan B might bring a Joe Johnson, good for shooting, not good for leadership. Anything after that would be Plan F.