Lebron Talk: No doubt, the Bulls number 1 free agent target will be
LeBron James. On July 1st, the organization will make an all out push
to grab the reigning MVP of the league, but they will not wait forever.
The organization fears LeBron will drag on the process of deciding
where to go. Rumor has it LeBron will toy with several teams and will
wait long past July 1st before deciding ultimately where to go, while
other top free agents sign with teams. This could ultimately leave the
Bulls with nothing, and LeBron could very easily resign with Cleveland.
I've been told the Bulls will give LeBron a short window to sign with
the Bulls, otherwise the team will quickly turn its attention to Chris
Bosh, Dwyane Wade or Joe Johnson to secure a top player.
I can't say i blame them at all there. You can't miss out on everyone if LeBron is taking his sweet time. The thing is, the Bulls situation isn't going to change much as FA goes on if they wait.
LeBron either likes us or he doesn't. It's not like he needs to wait and see what other moves we make, because there are no other moves coming most likely. If he doesn't agree pretty quickly, then I think the Bulls are right for moving on adn making sure they try to et something.
That opinion changes if "moving on" means moving to Joe Johnson. Screw getting Joe Johnson, I think the Bulls are better off maintaining solid financials going forward and using their money to take on bad contracts packaged with draft picks than to try and bring in Johnson for a wide variety of reasons.
If LeBron doesn't say yes in the first few days, feel free to move on to Bosh and/or Amare, in fact move on to both on day one, and then try to work out sign and trades. However, don't move on to Joe "death of Derrick Rose's career" Johnson.