NBA Playoffs 2012: 76ers drop Chicago Bulls with Game 6 win
Questions Surrounding the Chicago Bulls' Collapse Against the 76ers
5/11/12 in NBA
By using their amnesty option on Boozer’s contract, the Bulls are able to free up their salary cap and sign free agents like Lamar Odom or Jason Kidd without having to worry about giving up too much. Gibson proved over the course of this playoff series that he is more than capable of handling extended minutes on the floor and can easily fill the hole created by Boozer’s absence. What’s more, Gibson is far more active on the defensive end, giving the Bulls’ starting lineup even more of an advantage.
The question, then, becomes whether or not the notoriously stingy Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf is willing to pay Boozer post-amnesty.
If not, the Bulls are looking at limited offseason options and, after witnessing their postseason struggles this year, a very long first half of the 2012-2013 season with a roster that will be without their all-stars.