Bulls Get Draft Night Wish, Turn Eyes To Bigger Prize

CBS Chicago

By Cody Westerlund-

DEERFIELD (CBS) – On the night the Bulls made their first bold move of the offseason, Chicago general manager Gar Forman held a measured pitch as he weighed a barrage of tap-dancing questioners who, aware of NBA tampering rules, dared not utter “LeBron James” or “Carmelo Anthony” when all they wanted to know about were “the two top free agents” on the open market.

Acquiring Creighton forward Doug McDermott from the Nuggets at the No. 11 pick in a draft night deal – the Bulls sent away this year’s No. 16 and No. 19 picks and a 2015 second-rounder in return for McDermott and Anthony Randolph – was a quality start to the offseason, Forman believed.

And he was sure to emphasize, the maneuvering also did little to change the bigger goal: chasing high-profile free agents.

“In the scheme of things, we’re still in the same position…

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