My prediction is that the Bulls are going to stink this year. Ben
Gordon and Brad Miller were their best players. They let Ben Gordon go
to the team they need to beat for the playoffs? Why'd they do that?
He wanted a lot of money.
Well, he's worth it.
him go is just beyond stupid. It's ridiculous. And who'd they pick up
to replace him? Jannero Pargo? I looked at their lineups, and I guess
that they're expecting that Luol Deng can play his position. If he's
healthy -- and I don't know if he's healthy.
If Pargo is forced to take over Gordon's role than the Bulls will stink this year. I would agree that the Bulls are expecting Deng to "play his position". There's definitely some risk there, and I don't think anyone will know how healthy he is until they see him on the court.
Still, if Deng is healthy then you aren't replacing Gordon with Pargo, you are replacing him with Luol Deng while sliding other players over to different positions. That really isn't a drop off in productivity as in the two seasons prior to last year, Deng was Gordon's equal IMO.
Maybe he's also a Derrick Rose detractor, he didn't mention Rose, but it amazes me how many people think Rose is going to be awesome, but the team is going to stink. If rose is awesome and the team stinks, then Rose wasn't that awesome. Part of a PG being awesome is making his teammates play better. It's not like Rose is going out there with a hopeless group of Clipperesque talented players.
The other possibility is that he uses the term "stink" to describe average teams. Many fans do this, I'd think a professional would not. Given the Bulls won 41 last year, to say they'd stink this year would imply to me that they're a sub 35 win team. I'd be quite surprised if that happened.
In the end, I take the guys words about as seriously as a Mavericks fan should take my words if I describe them.