Chicago enters the 2012-13 NBA season with big questions surrounding the team's offense as they will likely play most or all the upcoming season without injured star Derrick Rose. The Bulls have struggled to add talent through free agency and now could look to make a trade before the season begins to add some scoring, especially at the guard position.
The latest trade rumor from Bleacher Report writer Branden Fitzpatrick suggests the team looks into adding Kevin Martin from the Houston, but it won't come cheap as Luol Deng is the player suggested to head to the Rockets.
Martin would give the Bulls a player that can score and is not afraid to put up shots in clutch situations, and while the Bulls would lose Deng, they would free up some big money as the young forward is expected to make over $27 million over the next two years.
Martin is a big shooting guard at 6'7" and will help the team defensively against bigger guards in the league, but his offense is the key to any deal as the 29-year-old has averaged over 18 points per game in his career and hits over 37% from three-point territory, both of which the Bulls need to stay competitive this NBA season.
The chances of Chicago winning the most regular season games in the league for a third straight year is slim, but the Bulls have a good nucleus of players, and adding a scorer like Martin would keep this team in the playoff hunt until Rose returns and create a dangerous back-court duo that could make this team a favorite for a title in 2013.