CHICAGO (CBS SPORTS) – When you’re a team on the cusp, like Chicago, the pressure is actually higher than if you’re a mid-seed or a lottery team. You’re so close, you need to go bonkers trying to get over that hump. That’s the thought process. The Bulls are in a bit of a different situation because of the injury to Derrick Rose, but most people had questions about their ability to make it through the NBA’s playoffs anyway.
And apparently the team is at least entertaining the idea of going after that final component. CSN Chicago reports that the Bulls are interested in both Jason Kidd and Steve Nash in free agency, and that they will pay what they have to in order to keep the core together.
Kidd fits the backup role at his age and will be wanting to play for a contender on what is likely his last contract. Nash, on the other hand is still very much a starter-caliber point gaurd. How would he work with Rose? The Bulls could employ a dual point guard tactic that has worked throughout the league this year, with Rose and Nash both operating as initiators/playmakers while Luol Deng handles the toughest perimeter cover.
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