Amidst trade rumors surrounding the Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love, Chicago already boasts arguably the deepest frontcourt in the league.
And the strongest since Tom Thibodeau took over head coaching duties with the Bulls in 2010.
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The emergence of reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah, the signing of four-time All-Star Pau Gasol, the return of Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Taj Gibson and talented stretch-four European import Nikola Mirotic, give Thibodeau a full arsenal of big men at his disposal.
But a lingering question leading up to Opening Night will be how the former NBA Coach of the Year will be able juggle minutes, while keeping everybody happy.
"I'm not sure on who's starting and who's finishing yet," Thibodeau told the Kap & Haugh Show on 87.7 FM The Game on Thursday morning. "Here's the thing, I know all three are going to have a significant role. I have 96 minutes there and I look at all three of those guys as starters. We'll see how it unfolds when we get to training camp and we let them play together."
Regardless of how the minutes are divided up, Thibodeau only has one goal in mind.
"We're always going to do what's best for the team and make us function at the highest level."