Bulls Beat #147

Bulls Bear #147 - Final Predraft podcast

Just some feel good moments I was having in the car

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  • Awesome! Where you actually driving? I say that because for some reason this 'cast left the level-headed, even-nanded Doug in the dust for some outright, unabashed partisanship! And there's nothing wrong with that.

    I think this is reasonably fair logic. The case for the Bulls is clear. Now, I can't guarantee that the players will think so clearly or that their priorities match the logic, but I'm buying your Bulls hardsell as the gospel.

    The only place where I could see problems is in the fan expectation department. A few months ago, few Bulls fans, even 2010 believers, really took LeBron as a serious option. Now that he is, I think even a truly successful FA score that betters the team by 10-15 games will be met with outrage toward management. I'm even hearing fans who are upset at the possibility of signing LeBron but not clearing the other max! Now, I think when the smoke clears, many of those folks will be pretty happy, but right or wrong, no big 3, will mean many angry Bulls fans. Maybe that's fair, but maybe it's not.

  • I listen to every podcast of yours (have been for years now) and read every post you make, although I comment very rarely.

    I had to comment after this one. Seriously, we need to make this play for LeBron. I laughed at loud at the Knicks point (they haven't been significant outside of the draft, and that was only to see who was getting their pick, hehe).

    This podcast got me excited, pumped, and glad to be a Bulls fan. The only thing missing from it was triumphant music playing behind your words, Doug.

    Glad to see the podcasts still pop up, and I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work, Doug.

  • Major props, Doug. I couldn't agree with your LeBron message more. I've been preaching this for over a year when it seemed like LeBron to the Bulls was a pipedream. But it's really nice to hear someone, such as yourself, so fervently arguing that point. That really made my day. Thank you.

  • One, that was a GREAT pep talk about free-agency. I'm even excited now.

    Two, I'm glad you jumped on my RUDY FERNANDEZ trade idea. It does make sense.

    Three, heal up or stop smoking....haha. That cough sounded terrible.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I've been a big Rudy Fernandez fan for a while now. I didn't like his fit in Portland (having to come off the bench behind Brandon Roy), but he'd be good in a Bulls uni. He can hit the open three, he is a good slasher (imagine a fast break with him and Rose in the open court...). His contract is small and he is still young.

    I still like JJ on our team (and I keep seeing how he's really gotten in good shape this off season), but if we can do a deal of JJ and our pick for Rudy and theirs, sign me up.

  • In reply to SyxxtySyxx:

    Portland is rumored to be looking at acquiring the Bulls pick to get a big(Alabi). With their relationship with Rudy in the toliet, I don't see why we need of give them anything more than the pick for Rudy.

    While I am not particularly hopefull with regard to JJ developing into much, no need to overpay for Rudy by including him in the deal. Portland is another of those teams that over values its players and always has to win the trade.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHH, BOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYY!!! Hahahaha! This got me charged! Great podcast.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Man, you got fired up in the second half.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    It is getting close to July 1st and all Bulls Fans are getting pepped up... We definitely have a better picture on the 24th with how the Bulls are thinking and the CAVS are thinking..

    Did the performance of Deng/Hinrich after the trading deadline improve their trade prospects? Also, if both of them FAs..., do you think Deng would get a deal like Hedo??? That will determine his trade value...

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    A lot of post on this podcast...im gonna have to take a listen when i get off work lol

    Anybody else hear the rumor about Orlando offering us Marcin Gortat and Mickeal Peitrus for Luol Deng?

  • In reply to Csharp:

    I heard that yesterday from a friend but haven't found it anywhere on the net or espn...

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    LOL just listened to podcast...Doug addresses the possibility and the rumor.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    you sound like you're dying in this pod. Apparently people experience some kind of profound euphoria before they go, yours being the "Chicago Bulls are a worldwide brand" variety.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    So is this what it comes down to for Bosh, giving up the previously stated "untouchable" Noah? Gortat does appear to me as having decent to above average lateral quickness for rotations, but still just an average low post defender where Joakim could become the best in the game. So do you need Joakim's interior defense as defense does usually win?

    I liked Udoh to replace Noah if we had to trade him. But Indina or somebody else in the early teens(before us) is likely to take him. Unless maybe we swap picks with No.13 which happens to be Toronto. It will be interesting if it comes down to trading Joakim what the Bulls will do.

    As an aside do people really think L.A./Kobe/the NBA getting a ratings promotion machine combo of Gasol and Bryant just got "lucky??" No f-ing way. It's called collusion. Who knows what Heisley and/or Wallace got. A year's free supply of blow j*bs from nightly concubines? Who knows. But when shit like that happens it's no accident.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    So if the Bulls don't get Lebron, Wade(a given), Bosh, or Amare you'll still say, "Way to go man!!! You took a chance. God love ya." Please hold while I vomit profusely. Getting one of these top four is the job. Get it the f-k done. Or don't come to work on Monday/Oct. 1st.

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    LOL...so "doom and gloom" warrior. Is it worst to try and fail or not try and have no chance?

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    It all sort of depends. You can't make them sign. If LeBron stays, Wade stays and Bosh goes to the Lakers, I don't see how you blame the Bulls? If you can point to some critical mistake that costs them players they had in the bag, then yeah, royal f-up, claims scalps and all.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    We have to land at least LeBron, Amare or Bosh imo. Wade is staying.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    Is ending up with James Anderson all that bad?

    The last three BIG 12 PLAYER'S OF THE YEAR drafted to the NBA don't look too bad.

    2007: Kevin Durant
    2008: Michael Beasley
    2009: Blake Griffin

    Of course, I'd be hoping for Kevin Durant type success, if James Anderson comes to the Bulls.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I see absolutely no difference between those players and where they were drafted and us drafting James Anderson at 17.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    In terms that only you can understand


  • In reply to BigWay:

    I'm hoping that the Bucks draft him with our pick.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    Guess Paul George is no longer a possibility for us :(

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    Hmm, a plan said to have been in the works for years. And we're one of the biggest markets in the country. We've got Derrick Rose. And it's OK that we don't get any of the top four players? Jesus.

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    There's no god given right to the Chicago Bulls being a championship contender. Sometimes things work out for you, sometimes they don't. You give it your best shot and hope for the best. And by my account, the Bulls have given it a very, VERY good shot. If it doesn't happen, well, that happens.

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    It would be upsetting...but how do you blame management when they got us here. Any of the FA can just say NO. That's not Gar/Pax/Reinsdorf's fault. I doubt that happens but if it does they can't be blamed. Unless the do or say something assanine that makes the FA walk out on the meeting! That's unlikely they know what they have riding on this. They know all the build up to this year and crapping out could cause some dissension in fans filling the UC. They will do all they can to get something done.

  • In reply to Csharp:

    Actually that deal would be the perfect move to set up an S&T for Bosh. They want a center back for Bosh and Gortat gives us one to give them not named Noah.

    Then all we have to do is sign Lebron and start the new dynasty. In fact we could probably add Joe Johnson too, if Atlanta would take Hinrich back in a S&T.

    Rose, Johnson, Lebron, Bosh and Noah. A starting All-Star team.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    OH NOES! The dreaded Bulls Bear! The most fearsome of all beasts! :)

    I'm always worried listening to these drivecasts that you're going to kill yourself. But I did enjoy this one. I don't want to jinx us, but does anyone get a Bulls '00 vibe off of what the Knicks are doing? Just going all out on the peripherals to get free agents to join their lousy team and save them. Here's hoping it works as well for them as it did for us.

  • In reply to Duke:

    I also had that strange thought. NY Knicks seem like the Bulls 2000 all over again. They are going to sign the equivalents of Ron Mercer(SG) and Brad Miller(Center)....i.e. Joe Johnson and Carlos Boozer or John Salmons and David Lee...

  • Emphatically agree, you can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket. The Bulls have spent the last 2 years buying a ticket.

    I can't ask for more than that, maybe a little more luck of the Rose variety.

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