One of the things I've yet to see discussed in all the LeBron to Chicago delirium is GarPaxDorf getting any credit for putting the Bulls in this position.. For all the talk of the Bulls not ever landing a free agent, and for their ineffectiveness and in ability to take the team to the next level they've managed to position themselves as perhaps the team most likely to land LeBron James this summer.
It didn't happen by accident.
Still want to talk about how the John Salmons trade was a huge mistake? Still think it was unimportant to guarantee cap space this summer?
I'm not saying I agree with every decision they've made, but they planned this summer years ago. They didn't arrive in this position by accident. They worked hard, made sacrifices, bridged the transition year successfully, and put the team in position to make a max offer while holding the most talent of any team far under the cap in the league.
Sure, some luck was involved, but you don't go anywhere in the NBA without some luck on your side too, and it wasn't all luck. They drafted Joakim Noah against the fans wishes that's for sure.
All the little things that needed to happen to put the Bulls in this position have happened, and management deserves some credit for that.
Does it mean LeBron is coming here? No, it's not a lock, he could do anything, who knows what's going on in his mind. However, the Bulls have a chance, I think most people would give it at least a 25% chance at this point, of landing the best player in the NBA. Whatever sacrifices were made to get here were worth it, because we weren't going to get anyone better through any other means.
Chris Bosh, the dream player of many, is now plan B. That's how sweet the summer could be for the Chicago Bulls, and management deserves their due for helping to make it happen.