Source is kind of dodgy, but from a practical perspective Lin would make some sense for the Bulls.
Lin is a decent starting PG, and is able to play on and off the ball so would be solid in a 2 guard line up with Rose + Lin. Given that one of the Bulls' biggest issues is scoring, having 2 explosive guards could relieve a tremendous amount of pressure.
The real question is whether the Bulls are willing to eat the $15M balloon payment despite it only being an $8.3M cap hit. However, if the only way to keep Rose happy is to try to keep as much of the team intact as possible, then acquiring Lin would at least mean that this season wouldn't be a complete waste for the Bulls.
They could make a legitimate run for a play off spot, and potentially get into the 2nd round. Won't help that much against Indiana and Miami, but it's better than burning the season I'm guessing.
J.R. Smith: "They were pretty much scoring at will. Especially my guy. I don't know what the hell I was doing on defense."
Raymond Felton : "The play was give the ball to Melo."