The Sun-Times’ John Jackson examines some other roads the Bulls could take if they don’t or can’t sign LeBron James:
Will anything the Bulls do other than signing James be considered a failure?
The short answer is that it will be a disappointment but not necessarily a failure.
From the moment the Bulls decided a couple of years ago to do what they could to become major players on the free-agent market this summer, the plan wasn’t necessarily to sign James. It was to put themselves in position to make a big-time signing.
They can do that by signing Toronto Raptors center/power forward Chris Bosh and, say, Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Joe Johnson.
We’ll find out soon; the NBA free-agent signing period begins on Thursday.