In a shocking discovery, the Bulls and Raptors have engaged in talks
that would send Chris Bosh to the Bulls before Thursday's trade
deadline. The Bulls would send Luol Deng and Joakim Noah to the
Raptors for Bosh.
I'd do it. I know people are going to be all over the board, but you have to presume that Bosh is amenable to signing here if the trade goes down. I'm sure he'd let the Bulls know otherwise. It doesn't mean for sure that you get to sign Bosh this summer, but you can offer more money than other teams, so it's a virtual lock that you can sign him.
I'd much, much rather build around Rose/Bosh than Rose/Noah. Rose/Bosh is an ideal pair to start a franchise with a great guard, a great big man. Get one other all-star or near all-star level player and some role players, and you're a contender if Derrick Rose hits a high ceiling.
Also, by getting Bosh, the Bulls could operate "over" the cap which would allow them to use the MLE and bird rights to sign their own FAs meaning they could keep the rest of the team intact if they choose and add a MLE player.
Granted, there are downsides to this move, but I think it's better to lock in one of the best players for sure with this type of trade rather than roll the dice if you have a choice.