Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Chicago Bulls

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”