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Gasol, Hinrich, Anthony see Bulls as contender
Gasol, Hinrich, Anthony see Bulls as contender

An 82-game regular season and postseason slog, not to mention Derrick Rose's knees, will determine whether the 2014-15 Bulls are championship contenders. But at least one thing is certain: The players they pursued in free agency believe they are. Pau Gasol and Kirk Hinrich turned down more lucrative offers to sign with the Bulls. And when the Bulls were notified of Carmelo Anthony's decision to re-sign with the Knicks, they were told how strong a basketball fit they were and how difficult Anthony's decision became. Gasol, whose Bulls deal averages $7.3 million over three years, turned down offers of $11.5 million annually from the Lakers and $11 million from the Hawks....