There was a line in another story suggesting the Bulls will be
devastated if they don't land Bosh next summer because he's their No. 1
That's not true. Dwyane Wade is their top target, unless LeBron
James sends word that he's interested. Atlanta's Joe Johnson is
probably candidate 1A and playing in Chicago would do wonders for his
national profile. So that might be a realistic scenario.
No seriously, Joe Johnson over Chris Bosh? He's 1A? Am I allowed to swear on this blog? Are you kidding me? I get the Wade call. I wouldn't make it given his age, relentless style, and propensity to injury, but I get the fact that he's a legit superstar from Chicago and would be a marketing dream.
However, Joe Johnson is 1A? Really? Why? Please god, tell me why you would dream to pair up Joe Johnson with Derrick Rose without addressing your front court? Look, Johnson helps us less than Boozer, Amare, or Bosh. If he's notably cheaper than all three I guess I could get that, but given that he just turned down 15 million a year from Atlanta, don't bet on that.
Colossally stupid is what I would consider the pursuit of Johnson ahead of a big man. Other factors may come into play, but if it's just "which player would you add to the team regardless of cost" and our choices go something like LeBron, Wade, Johnson, I will throw up when we add Johnson with a max contract.