Yes, it's only a week into the lockout, and I've stooped to providing you rumors from realgm.
Here's some rumors I've heard from my buddy who has sources inside the Bulls:
-He said his source inside the Bulls feels that when the lockout is over J.R Smith is going to be a Bull.
-Also I guess the Bulls worst case scenario at shooting guard is Belinelli, Hill or Battier, again this was worst case.
-I've brought up C.J Miles a bit as suggestions in the past and it's had to do with his name popping up. A scout told my buddy that C.J Miles was talked about over a month ago and then the day after the draft I heard his name again popped up.
-Also the Lamar Odom idea I brought up was actual talk. I didn't hear what players were being talked about, I just heard we called LA about Odom and the Bulls felt they could offer them a good deal and save them money.
It's hard to believe pretty much any of these rumors. JR Smith is the anti-Bull in terms of attitude, and given the Bulls recent run with Tyrus, it's hard to imagine then deciding their character stance was a bad idea.
C.J. Miles makes as much sense as anyone I suppose, but he doesn't seem like a particularly high end target.
Lamar Odom has very little fit here unless the Bulls unload Deng or Boozer, and the Lakers don't need salary relief while trying to win a title unless the new CBA forces it which is unlikely right off the bat [there will almost certainly be some grace period if hard limits are passed in the end].
Hill and Battier aren't shooting guards, so it's hard to believe any legit Bulls source would view them as such. I mean these guys weren't even SGs in their primes, and both are definitely past their athletic primes. Could you really play Hill and Deng at your 2/3 or Deng/Battier? Maybe, but smaller teams would outquick you to death, and neither Hill, Battier, or Deng are so deadly with their size that they'd abuse people with it.
All in all, an interesting set of rumors, but I have a hard time buying into any of them