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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Chicago Bulls

by on Sep.20, 2011, under Team analysis

Derrick Rose

The smirk of a man who knows he hasn't yet reached his ceiling. (Flickr/adifansnet)

Depth chart:
PG: Derrick Rose, C.J. Watson, Jannero Pargo, John Lucas
SG: Keith Bogans, Ronnie Brewer
SF: Luol Deng, Kyle Korver, Jimmy Butler, Rasual Butler*^
PF: Carlos Boozer, Taj Gibson, Brian Scalabrine*
C: Joakim Noah, Omer Asik, Kurt Thomas*

* unrestricted free agent
^ locked into overseas contract with no opt-out clause

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- Derrick Rose, PG (Rd. 1): 47% FG, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 3.3 TO
- Joakim Noah, PF/C (Rd. 4): 50% FG, 75% FT, 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk, 1.5 TO
- Luol Deng, SF (Rd. 5): 45% FG, 75% FT, 1.5 Threes, 16 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 2 TO
- Carlos Boozer, PF/C (Rd. 7): 50% FG, 70% FT, 17 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2.5 TO
- Kyle Korver, SG/SF (Rd. 13+): 45% FG, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 8.5 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 TO

Sleeper:
Gibson

Most likely to surprise:
Boozer

Most likely to disappoint:
Deng

Category specialists:
- Blocks: Noah
- Threes: Korver

Things to consider:
- Noah and Boozer’s health (and Gibson’s resulting value)

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: T-19th
- FGM: 18th
- FGA: 22nd
- FG%: 13th
- FT%: 26th
- 3PTM: T-15th
- Reb: 2nd
- Ast: 9th
- TO: T-17th
- Stl: T-17th
- Blk: 5th
- Pace: 22nd
- Offensive Efficiency: T-12th
- Defensive Efficiency: 1st

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B

Bonus:
Joakim Noah says the Miami Heat are “Hollywood as hell”

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