Fred Hoiberg has been watching a lot of film to plan for Chicago's 'big three'

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The Chicago Bulls are embarking on a new era under sophomore coach Fred Hoiberg.

For the first time since 2007, the Bulls will start a season without either Joakim Noah or Derrick Rose being a part of their roster, while Pau Gasol has also opted for a change as he joined the San Antonio Spurs.

On the other hand, the Illinois franchise has another legitimate 'big three' and have replaced one homegrown talent with another in Dwyane Wade.

The Miami Heat legend joins Rajon Rondo in forming a backcourt trio alongside star turn Jimmy Butler, and the question on everybody's lips is; how will Hoiberg get the three to gel?

"I've been watching a lot of film to see how to best utilise the talents of the players on our roster," Hoiberg told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

"Dwyane is a tough matchup for opposing teams with him and Jimmy on the wings and Rajon at the point," he said. "A lot of how we attack will be based on matchups and who the defender is and whose hands we're going to put the ball in to make plays."

The inclusion of Wade into a roster should, theoretically, bring the best out of anyone. The Bulls - and Hoiberg in particular, who is under pressure after a poor first season - will be hoping he can elevate the games of Butler and Rondo.

In turn, the pass-happy point guard should allow the two shooting guards to display their full array of talent. One issue may be three-point shooting, but the trio can find a way around that.

Jimmy Butler
Chicago Bulls
Central Division
Eastern Conference
Dwyane Wade
Miami Heat
Southeast Division

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