NBA Trade Deadline 2012: Bulls Expected To Remain Quiet On Rumor Front

There are only a few teams in the NBA this season comfortable enough with their roster to remain quiet through the 2012 NBA Trade Deadline. The Chicago Bulls are one of them. The Bulls were incredible last season and made few tweaks in the offseason, the most notable change being the signing of Rip Hamilton. Hamilton, though, has had injury issues -- not rare for Chicago -- and hasn't boosted the team as expected. There's been talk of upgrading the power forward spot manned by Carlos Boozer, but there really aren't many better options who are available.

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82games.com's positional PER match-up comparisons show a deficit only at center ... and it's a small one that says more about how little Joakim Noah scores than anything else. Because of Hamilton's issues, Chicago could desire more shooting prowess to go with Kyle Korver, and a better creator than dutiful C.J. Watson to bring off the bench would be nice.

But no needs the Bulls have are gaping enough to require the use of Chicago's best assets, which are Noah, Omer Asik and Damir Markota Nikola Mirotic. (I am an abject failure, and I apologize. -- TZ) This looks like the makings of a library quiet deadline for the Bulls.

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The Bulls have about $2 million of breathing room under the luxury tax threshold, so don't expect any minor moves on the fringes either. Lord, the Bulls are boring.

For more on the Bulls, visit Blog-a-Bull and SB Nation Chicago.

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