Chicago Bulls: Building the blueprint to the perfect offseason

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3. Sign free agent forward Thaddeus Young

In order to finish off a simple-yet-efficient offseason, the Bulls should sign a veteran forward to add depth to the current roster.

An ideal fit would be a good defender, stable scorer, and playoff-experienced vet with a low price tag.

One name that fits all of the above criteria is Thaddeus Young.

Young, an 11-year veteran in the NBA, is due to be a free agent after spending the past few seasons with the Indiana Pacers.

At one point, Young was one of the better forwards in the NBA, showcasing his talents as a three-and-d player with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Now over the age of thirty, Young will need to fit into a role off the bench if he wants to remain in the NBA for at least a few more seasons. While Young could favor a playoff-contending team considering he has never won a championship, he could also find desire in playing more minutes with a trendy young team.

The Bulls are one of those trendy young teams and Young could be enticed to stay close to Indiana while playing a bigger role with the Bulls. Young would be one of the first players off the bench and would be one of the big leaders in the Bulls locker room.

A deal for Young likely would not exceed $10-million, which is ideal for the Bulls, who are expected to go after a big name free agent. If the Bulls added one above-average free agent and one mediocre veteran in addition to making a splash in the draft, then the Bulls could find themselves with a playoff-caliber roster in a weak Eastern Conference.

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While NBA offseason predictions and scenarios almost never come true, this blueprint is certainly doable for the Bulls, and provides them with a clear path to winning and sustained success. The path that the Bulls take this offseason is unclear, but if it includes a free agent impact-maker and draft win, we will see playoff basketball in Chicago in no time.