A couple of veteran players have been mentioned as candidates to join the Bulls, but neither is a likely addition.
One is ex-Bulls forward Andres Nocioni, a fan and player favorite from 2004-09. Nocioni hasn't officially been released by Philadelphia, but the team has given permission for him to consider other options.
It's possible the Bulls wouldn't mind bringing Nocioni back just to have him around. But as long as Luol Deng stays on the court and Jimmy Butler keeps gaining experience, there won't be much need to use Nocioni, 32, in a game.
But don't forget, the Bulls added Jannero Pargo and John Lucas III for last year's playoff run just as a couple of good guys to have around. So maybe there's a chance, if Nocioni doesn't mind being inactive most of the time.
More likely, the Bulls will keep the 15th roster spot open in case a greater need or better player comes available. If they decide not to keep Mike James past his latest 10-day contract, there would be two slots open. Players are allowed to sign just two 10-day deals with a single team. After that, the player must either be signed for the rest of the season or let go.
The other player arriving on the open market is longtime Lakers point guard Derek Fisher. When he was traded to Houston and accepted a contract buyout, there was immediate rumor that he wanted to join the Bulls.
That might make sense if Lucas and C.J. Watson weren't playing so well right now. At 37, Fisher doesn't seem to have much to offer the Bulls. Oklahoma City, which lost backup point guard Eric Maynor to an injury, is thought to have interest.
Miami is always looking for help at point guard, but didn't benefit much from adding Mike Bibby last season.