While the playoffs are in full swing, some of the biggest basketball moves are being made off the court.
Fans are waiting impatiently to see what superstars like Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love choose to do and whether they opt to leave their current teams.
But the key player in all of this is someone who garners much less of the limelight, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.
I'll paint a picture so you can follow... Coach Thibodeau has said that he wishes to finish his tenure in Chicago and see it through but, a number of teams (and I mean a LOT) are desperate to get his services.
This may drastically change what Carmelo wants to do as he has said more than once that while he is friends with Bulls center Joakim Noah, he would really like to play for Thibodeau.
This then slides to Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love who is reportedly looking to leave, and has reportedly said he wants to win ASAP (most likely on an attractive team with Melo).
Add that all up and you have a domino effect that can absolutely shake up the power rankings in the entire league.
Now while all of this is simply a hypothesis, it's not completely out of the question.
After all, the Miami Heat were brought together in a very, very similar fashion. Two friends in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade coming together and bringing in a very capable third wheel in Chris Bosh.
And if the Bulls can add two talents in the form of Melo and Love and get point guard Derrick Rose to return and perform, than Chicago may have their first big three since Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman.
Chi-Town will have to wait for the pieces to fall into place and see if they are land in favor of the Bulls. Should it all turn up roses for the Bulls then they would certainly offer a competitive opposition to the likes of the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
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