So to back up the truck, I was reading about World Wide Wes, who's apparently one of the big movers and shakers in the NBA's somewhat shadowy nature. I don't know WWW, in fact, I wouldn't recognize him if I saw a photo of him.
However, in thinking about him, and my post yesterday about letting a free agent pick out the head coach, I considered the idea of LeBron wanting to play for John Calipari a WWW client under the same agency that LeBron is represented by.
I then started thinking about the dribble drive motion offense and how I previously had disparaged it in my last blog post.
What I then considered is the DDMO is the perfect offense to run with a team that features Derrick Rose + LeBron or Wade.
The down side to the DDMO in my opinion has been that the Bulls don't have enough creative penetrators to kick start this offense into high gear. Derrick Rose has no problem taking his man off the dribble, but after that who else could really initiate it or keep it going?
Throw LeBron or Wade into the mix and the offense starts to make a lot of sense. You now have two players whose primary skill is the ability to get into the paint using their dribble. You also have an offense that's able to capitalize on two guys who have that as their primary skill while playing with only one ball.
In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I thought, there might not be a better offense if we were to sign one of those two guys to play with Derrick Rose. On top of that, Luol Deng as the third cutting option in the DDMO after the defense has shifted would probably be at his absolute most deadly. The only thing the Bulls are really lacking is three point shooting, but let's face it, that needs to be addressed no matter what, because no offense is going to work at it's peak without three point shooting.
Now if we go after a big man, that's no longer the case. With a big man, we're much better off continuing to run a pick and roll oriented offense like we've done for the past two years. It will just be significantly more effective with an elite big man setting and coming off the pick.
The theory behind the offense is to generate a lot of shots in the paint and open three point looks. Those are the two best plays in basketball, and while I wonder how our present personnel would look in this offense, at least it's goals aren't centered around the mid range jump shot.
What this means is that if the Bulls pursue John Calipari, and who knows if they would, then it has a crazy upside/downside type of outcome. If Calipari is able to woo LeBron or Wade off their team and into Chicago, then he might be a perfect fit to run the team afterwards.
If he's signed and can't deliver one of those two guys, then all of a sudden his offense doesn't have the right pieces to run and wouldn't come close to maximizing our talent if we signed an elite big man.
The interesting thing to note about all of this is that all of these guys are so intricately connected that it's not hard to envision a situation where assurances and promises are made. If the Bulls waited until the conclusion of the playoffs to sign a coach that could be a signal that they're waiting to feel out LeBron and what he might be willing to do.