The atmosphere somehow just felt lighter at the Berto Center on Thursday. As did the Bulls' payroll.
By ridding the team of perpetual pouter Tyrus Thomas and unloading the contract of John Salmons and creating $20 million of cap room to play with this summer, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said the trades with Charlotte and Milwaukee, respectively, set up the Bulls for the future.
And indeed, the big picture looks a lot more promising for Chicago than it did yesterday. But ...
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