Bulls sign Carlos Boozer 5/80 million

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Per Ric Bucher originally, but I can't find his link.

Still it's out everywhere on twitter now picked up by the world.  5 years 80 million.

If the numbers are accurate the Bulls still have MAX cap space available for LeBron.  Boozers deal likely looks like this:

$13,793,103
$14,896,552
$16,000,000
$17,103,448
$18,206,897

If LeBron's decision isn't already made up then adding Boozer may help the Bulls make a final push.  Unlike the other destinations available the Bulls have a very complete team with Boozer in there.

Starting lineup now stands at:
Rose, ??, Deng, Boozer, Noah, with Taj / JJ on the bench.  That's a pretty sweet start.

Also, regardless of what happens the rest of this off-season, the Bulls are likely to have improved by a substantial amount next year.   They need to find a couple role playing shooters, but there are plenty on the market.

After that, the Bulls still look like a team that can compete with anyone in the East unless LeBron forms the holy trinity in Miami.

As for Boozer on this deal, well it's expensive, but I feel a lot better about Boozer at 80 than Amare at 100 or Johnson at 120.   I think there's a very good chance we regret this deal in two or three seasons, but in years where Boozer is healthy, the Bulls will be exciting.

And as a side note, thanks to my source for this.  I was skeptical myself, but the information proved accurate.   As soon as the Bulls found out they weren't getting Bosh, the deal was done a a half day later.

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  • The last two years of his contract will be a killer.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    Cost of doing business. *sigh*

  • In reply to boogernights:

    JA Adande also...

    http://realgm.net/src_wiretap_archives/67944/20100707/boozer_joins_bulls/

  • In reply to boogernights:

    After the expectations of landing two of the big three (or even all of them?) this feels like a let down. I know it isn't, but it'll take me some time to really get behind this.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    Can we traded for Dunleavy or Battier?...haha

  • In reply to boogernights:

    JJ Redick, DeMarcus Nelson, Shavlik Randolph, Jon Scheyer and the Bulls are all set.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    what do we know about when Boozer and LBJ played together previously?

    Anything? Were they tight? Didnt like each other?

  • In reply to Dmband:

    the are still friends and talk to one another (report cant find link)

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Given that Boozer has proven he doesn't give a crap about handshake deals, should we be worried about the Nets beating our offer before he can sign on the dotted line? I know I am.

  • In reply to DontLetsStart:

    I would think the same way but I doubt he would do it twice. But who knows, this is his last big contract anyhow...Did Mr.Old School(Jerry Sloan) care about it last time?

  • In reply to Dmband:

    ESPN 1000 is talking LBJ changing TAX BILLS info from Akron to Chicago.

    I guess some local reporter in Akon is reporting that.

    What that means? Who knows?

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Yep this reporter: http://twitter.com/ericmansfield/status/17976525000

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    It means BUISNESS was GOOD last weekend.

    ...mmm.

  • In reply to evilhoban:

    BUSINESS was good, but not complete.

  • In reply to evilhoban:

    The Cap next year is gonna be 58 mil. according to Mark Stein

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    http://realgm.net/src_wiretap_archives/67949/20100707/nba_sets_cap_at_$58044_million_for_10_11/

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Excellent

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    Is there word on the salary cap yet?

  • In reply to skystang06:

    Agreed!

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    To answer the inevitable question, no, Miami still doesn't have room for a 3rd full max without moving a contract.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    Wilbon is doing the interview tomorrow with LBJ...this is really big.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    That doesn't mean anything. He did the interview with Wade/Bosh too. I guess u are trying to keep hope using the slightest of hints..

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    Aaron Goldhammer of Cleveland ESPN radio, saying he thinks its down to the Bulls and Cavs. Saying he will choose the Bulls, as much as this guy was a douche during the playoffs. He at least sees the writing on the wall.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    First, let me start by saying the Boozer signing really has lifted my spirits. To get a quality PF who can play with his back to the basket, P&R well, and also get him for less than Bosh would have cost is excellent.

    Second, look at this roster

    Great young PG
    Solid PF
    Solid Center
    ex-starters that can come in off the bench in Deng and Gibson
    you add LBJ and a a decent SG and this team has to be considered the best in the East. If LBJ doesn't choose to come to the Bulls deep and young team he is a fool. I almost forgot about the hungry, top defensive, work aloholic new coach that may have shown LBJ the path to the title (DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!)

    Now I was thinking about all the news and leaks out about re-signing in CLE or Mia, NY and realized this could have been done by the LBJ camp to mislead and cause an even more dramitic surprise when he picks the Bulls. Can't shock the world if everyone thinks you will pick them righrt? I sure hope that his 3hr meeting with the Bulls is telling and he and the Bulls FO have known the whole time that CHI was his choice. Replacing the Legend might actually be worthy of an hour long show.

    I sure hope I'm right.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    Check it out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7j8C4PiQt4

  • In reply to Vedo:

    Wow, he most certainly isn't going to the Knicks if this is true!

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    LOL I know and it makes too much sense for it not to be true. You can't make this kinda shit up.

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    Lebron or no Lebron, the Bulls need two kinds of shooting guards, a shooter and a lock down defender vs. the likes of Wade.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    one of those guys is named Thabo Sefolosha

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    If we don't get LeBron, which I don't believe we will, and with the cap going up, who do you guys see the Bulls targeting?

  • In reply to Vedo:

    my first choice at sg would be mike miller.

    people have mentioned josh childress. i dont know what we'd be able to get him for, but if it was reasonable i would think that'd be an interest of the Bulls.

    perhaps anthony morrow. i followed dude alot last season and had him on my fantasy squad.

    i'm interested to see how derrick byers plays out in the summer league this year. he could be a cheap piece this year and like mr. happy, i enjoyed byers' game last go around and rooted for him to make the team too.

    tomorrow should be interesting...

  • In reply to djphillie:

    Not a mike miller fan. the dude can't stay on the court, I'll pass. I like Morrow but he's gonna be hard to get IMO.

  • In reply to Vedo:

    I like the route of going through a trade to obtain SG help.

    Rumors that have circualted are Fernandez of Por we were in discussions during the draft.

    3 way trade with Port and Detr that would land us Rip Hamilton

    Monte Ellis for Deng (not a favorite)

    If we obtain Lebron look for the Bulls to go through trade channels to obtain their new SG even if we dont get Lebron look for a trade ha. i hope at least.

  • In reply to ChardBull85:

    If we land Lebron, I would do Deng for Ellis in a heartbeat. that would be 4 20ppg scorers.

  • In reply to Vedo:

    Chris Broussard reporting Lebron is going to Miami Heat! http://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/status/18012672982

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    well broussard just made the show tomorrow less interesting haha

  • In reply to ChardBull85:

    Now, I don't believe anyone who knows is leaking anything real. They might be throwing false rumors to stoke interest, but I seriously doubt anyone Lebron can't trust knows a thing at this point.

    But if he does go to Miami, it's going to be interesting to see how three superstars, a bust, and a bunch of minimum contracts fair. Especially when some nutjob like Artest circa 2004 throws a wicked elbow to try to even the playing field, or one of them gets hurt in more natural ways.

    It's going to have to be an interesting rotation to keep them rested while not blowing leads.

  • In reply to msalivar:

    You guys actually believe this????? His inner circle is hyping it up as Miami will win, then when he picks the Bulls. Its a news story for a few days, LBJ is a smart man. He knows coming to Chicago will have people talking for a few more days.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    its getting pretty big on ESPN...those whores! ha.

    i dont fear those 3 guys with minimum players and d-league talent.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    Or going back to Cleveland and they'll play up on the loyalty schtick despite the temptation of winning outright (or so they say), then he'll come out noble and heroic.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    ESPN reports, "LeBron James microwaved a hotdog." No details on which brand he chose. Stay tuned for further updates. ESPN update, LeBron could not decide between Ball Park

  • In reply to Vedo:

    The Bulls could offer Morrow a poison pill type contract with a big signing bonus due day one and 1st year salary due day one to discourage GS from matching because the cureent owner would have to pay a large chuck of money upfront, before they sell the team.

  • In reply to djphillie:

    "Not worried about Dwyane and them, we're gonna kick their ass anyways." Carlos Boozer's words per Jason Guff from 670 The Score.

    pic of Boozer in Miami on his way to Chicago. Gotta love Twitter! LOL

    http://twitpic.com/23cn9g

  • In reply to djphillie:

    So Ray Allen has gone back to Boston.

  • In reply to djphillie:

    new report lebron took red eye to meet pat riley tonight

  • In reply to sharynlewis:

    Just heard this and it doesn't sound good. I don't see what the hell he sees in Miami in comparison to Chicago. I just don't get it.

  • In reply to sharynlewis:

    A sign of things to come?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WCJSX2Ri-w

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    If he can stay healthy, he will definitely be a beast for us.

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    You can forget about Ray Allen
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ys-allenceltics070710

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    Did not want him anyway.

  • In reply to sharynlewis:

    maybe out of respect for pat riley his givin him a last chance to convince him. doesnt mean thats where he is signin.. he is well respected so

  • In reply to sharynlewis:

    He certainly would not be meeting Riley if he has already made up his mind to join Miami.

  • In reply to sharynlewis:

    I seriously doubt that. He'd have Riley catch the red eye if anything. Besides he's heading to Connecticut.

  • In reply to thegreatlie:

    He wanted to let him know there's no chance he signs in Miami in person.

  • In reply to thegreatlie:

    I have been hearing from ESPN that the Bulls didn't do a good job during LeBron's presentations. Not sure if there is any material on what was bad for LeBron?

    If he doesn't come to the Bulls, I hope he stays in Cleveland. That way, he is pampered and spends more time with his entourage then working with his teammates and pull the strings as a fatalistic GM.

  • In reply to thegreatlie:

    This is from the latest news from The Cleveland Plain Dealer..."There is a feeling among executives in the league that James' top choices are down to the Chicago Bulls and Cavaliers. The Miami Heat are also an option, especially after they secured commitments from both Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. According to various reports, James, Wade and Bosh spoke about their decisions early Wednesday. Despite the location of the meeting, the Knicks are still believed to be the dark horse. To help their cause, the Bulls also made a move of their own on Wednesday. They got a free-agent commitment from former Cav Carlos Boozer, locking him up to a five-year deal worth a reported $75 million. The Bulls left just enough salary cap space to add James at the maximum salary. The Bulls now have All-Stars Derrick Rose and Boozer plus rising center Joakim Noah that they can offer James." That report that LBJ is in Miami with Riley is unsubstantiated....

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    This is all good news and everything, but we shouldn't believe anything anymore. That report is BS about him going to MIA tonight. TMZ is even reporting that there is a guy claiming to be the dude's dad. Let's not get our hopes up guys. We know we have a great roster in place and more money to spend. If Boozer stays healthy we're gonna compete and kick some Miami ass as Boozer stated earlier today. I would be more than happy to welcome him here, but I think we'll be fine without him. Reports are gonna change every minute until tomorrow night. Take everything with a grain of salt!

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    It has always come down to the Cavs and Bulls, the Miami story was purely for news. The Knicks was the same way, what could they really talk about if they knew it was down to two teams. I expect the Bulls to come out on top, like I always have. Al you are my favorite poster on here.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    Gibby, you have stated that the whole time, and I hope you are right my friend. It makes perfect sense and if I were James, I would jump at the opportunity. I still hold hope for the Bulls with or without him.

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    The LeBronference Call will be hosted by Bill Moyers. Once Mr. James makes his announcement, he will make a fun summer salad with Rachael Ray.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703636404575353443924653772.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    Thursday will be one BIG ESPN/LeBron James/Cleveland Cavaliers infomercial.

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    Whoa! Now this is a hard hitting piece from Adrian Wojnarowski. It castigates Lebron and Maverick Carter for their one hour special. The best part for Bulls fans:

    "All those teams that marched into the presentations and listened to some of the foolish and naive questions asked of them believed these kids had no idea what they were doing, or what they had gotten themselves into. They

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    The papers here are saying Oconner said he is going to pursue a sign and trad with the bulls for taj so that the bulls can give boozer an extra year?! Is he an idiot those are two things we don't wanna do ...a) get rid of taj if we don't have to B) give boozer more time than we have to! What a guy

  • In reply to thegreatlie:

    LeBron flying out to MIA is complete BS according to a number of sources. There is a lot of BS out there and it's coming from people just adding to the drama and trying to make this thing even bigger tomorrow night. This has completely made the NBA look really bad. I don't know if its LeBron himself or people close to him or just media, but this has gone far enough and I just won't listen to anymore reports. We will all see what happens tomorrow night.

  • In reply to Vedo:

    I think these guys in his camp just believe spreading rumors makes him the main news. Also, it looks it is some kind of fun thing for them. Clevelanders will get over it if he moves but his posse might have a tough time.
    We have random guys tweeting..so probably most of it is nonsense.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Exactly! Forget all these rumors, sources, & pathetic NBA Insiders.

  • In reply to Vedo:

    if these rumors stop coming there would be no draw to his television special. its now to the point where you fold your hands and sit in the front of the TV and let Lebron words speak for themselves.

    ill be ready tomorrow at 8pm central time to hear where. tomorrow rumors are going to get ridiculous

  • In reply to Vedo:

    ESPN on the "super team/trio/any other retarded name that makes this nonsense marketable":

    LeBron could play with Wade and Bosh for the max in Miami if they deal Beasley--a disappointing lottery pick (quite possibly a failure) recieving five mil on his dish next year... no problem done!

    Hmmm... this is where it gets real exciting. If Beasley is traded, and the super trio is signed for the max, the Heat will then have a whopping $11,000 to spend!

    Oh but wait... it gets even BETTER! The NBA allows players to sign for the minimum without going over the cap. Pat Riley will then convince veteran free agents(lets say six of them, some no doubt would be D-leaguers) to sign for the league minimum (approx half a mil) to be a part of something GREAT! It's ok boyz don't worry about your multi-million dollar house mortgages, luxury car payments, or even your kids. Yay go team Pat!

    Oh boy ESPN you are RETARDED!

  • In reply to Jmax:

    ESPN is in the business of making news, they are doing a real good job of that. Rich Bucher aka the Chicago Hater, following some bs that Lebron is flying to Miami. He can't live with the fact, that its come down to the Bulls and Cavs. I feel bad for the World Cup in all of this, a tournament once every 4 years has taken a back seat to all of this.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    If miraculously somehow this "super team" was formed this would be the outcome, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUhn4EZZ5ZM
    ...epic fail.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    What is the final number 75 or 80 million? I keep seeing conflicting reports.

  • In reply to Jmax:

    I thought this was a good read.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=AtPiyx_IdcyrJkomaWE_.D28vLYF?slug=mc-lebronbackground070710

  • In reply to Jmax:

    LeBron, LeBron, LeBron, Lebron, LeBron, LeBron, LeBron, LeBron, LeBron, LeBron, Lebron, Lebron, LeBron, LeBron, LeBron, Lebron, LeBron, LeBron, LeBron, Lebron...

  • In reply to thegreatlie:

    Kinda like "Groundhog Day" minus the humor.

  • In reply to Vedo:

    I'm really starting to think this one hour special is going to be Lebron explaining why he is leaving Cleveland. Just think, say he comes to the Bulls many answers will be asked why he did it and all that. He figures kill two birds with one stone, do this special explain why he is leaving. Also makes him look like a decent guy cause he is giving money to the kids. As I said after they lost to the Celtics, Welcome to Chicago Lebron.

  • In reply to sharynlewis:

    A Lawd! Stephen A Smith may turnout to be right after all!

    http://twitter.com/EKS_MavsNBA/status/18000975352

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    That's a lot of frequent flier miles for a guy who's had people (including Riley) come to him.

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    Christ, this Lebron soap opera just got nasty. He and his mother are being sued by a man who claims to be his father!
    http://www.tmz.com/2010/07/07/lebron-james-sued-leicester-bryce-stovell-gloria-james-lawsuit-basketball-mother-father-paternity-dna/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    Wow, what's nezt? D.Rose is his little brother?

  • In reply to claytonabigsby:

    "As LeBron's World Turns."

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    Then again he may go to the Knicks just to keep them quiet.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    The salary cap increase is good for the Bulls in a way but that balloon kind of deflated this morning. We couldn't get two max guys anyhow...only one is available and if he really wants to come to the Bulls, he would have come whether the salary cap was increased or not.

    But this helps the Bulls in trades, getting some extra pieces like an Anthony Morrow...

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    has jalen rose backed off LBJ to BULLS?? he hasnt said anything as of late. LOL especially since WWW got kicked out of the inner circle

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    At least we now have an inside guy who can score 40+ points on a good night.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Good News: The Bulls website is reporting that the deal is actually 5 years 75 million

    http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/smith_boozer_100707.html

  • In reply to WearShades:

    I like this guy already, he must want to win.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    I'd like Doug's perspective on which is the better value: Bosh on a max contract or Boozer on this 15 million a year deal.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    "The Bulls are still in the running for LeBron James, who is going to make an announcement Thursday on ESPN. Chicago has enough cap space to take on a max contract, and a source close to Boozer said he is going to reach out to James about joining him in Chicago."

    Thats from ESPN.com. Thats what the Bulls players should have been doing from the start. Recruiting, just like Wade has been doing all summer.

  • In reply to gibby6385:

    1. Boozer with Deron(comparable to Rose) and Kirilenko(comparable to Deng) without a Noah like Defensive Center did pretty well in the West to challenge the Lakers last year but didn't do well this year. So, I am conflicted on his ability as the 2nd best player on the team.
    2. How do we rank Boozer against Bosh and Amare?
    Bosh is younger but is Boozer better than Amare?

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    I'd say Amare is a better #1 scorer than Boozer, but Boozer a little better overall. And for the contract difference give me Boozer any day over Amare. Bosh is still better (IMO) than both of those guys.

  • In reply to italia8811:

    I'll take Boozer in a boxing ring over Bosh, Lee and Amare. When you think about it, playing power forward like a power forward is not unlike meeting a guy in the boxing ring. Those other guys don't have the appetite for the physical part of being a power forward, Boozer fits the part. AT 5/75 this is the best FA deal of the summer so far, and other than Lebron likely to be the best value. Even Wade at 6/126 might not be as gooda value.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Bulls are still WAY in this! OUR tema right now is better then anyones out there....if he wants to win championships and wants to be the main man on the team....Chicagos the place.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Should we explore a trade for Carmelo Anthony for Deng/Taj and future picks/trade exception etc..?

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    wow melo and lebron. wow we are getting greedy here. hahah

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    supposedly Boozer to appeal to LeBron about teaming up in Chicago

    help or too little too late?

  • In reply to ChardBull85:

    Or maybe the plan all along...I think there was a fight for Bosh. Lebron didn't want bad blood with Wade, so he said you can take him in Miami. I think Lebron wanted Bosh but Boozer is def 1A to him.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Where is that maniac Road Warrior? Proly somewhere eating crow while simultaneously doing the happy dance! Fool I told you we had Boozer in OUR BACK POCKET!! Now let's go get Lebron and own this league for the next 7 years!!

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    NICE....................... I'm down with that!

  • In reply to vinmotors:

    Where's Mr Happy??? Mmmm...

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Maybe, but only if we don't get Lebron by tommorow.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Anthony will not be traded that has been cleared shot down gutted and cooked by the Denver Nuggets

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    year $$$
    1 $12,931,034
    2 $13,965,517
    3 $15,000,000
    4 $16,034,483
    5 $17,068,966

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    What about the 3-way trade sending Deng, Johnson and getting Rip Hamilton? Anybody got anything on that?

  • In reply to evilhoban:

    why would you do that trade? i think it weakens the solid team the Bulls just enhanced.

    i thought the original rumor was Deng for Pryz and Bayless straight up...

  • In reply to ChardBull85:

    plus you only do this IF you get LeBron

  • In reply to ChardBull85:

    Hamiltons contract is worse than Dengs and he is older than Deng. I suppose if you get Lebron you could do this deal, but I don't see why we have to throw in JJ, if anything Detroit should have to sweeten the pot for us.

  • In reply to evilhoban:

    If there is a trade for Deng tomorrow, then do I dare sya that LBJ is being placed under their cap? IMO right now our roster is better than Miami with Wade and Bosh... If LBJ goes to NY, they may not make the playoffs. What if Amare goes down? Then they are very crappy. If LBJ goes to Cleveland, how do they get better? Shaq is gone and was old, Antawn Jamison is injured every year and on the decline. Mo Williams is not a prime time player. Who do they have? I just don't believe that LBJ stays there when for years he said that he wants to chase Jordan,s legacy. If it's the money, he can ask the Cavs for a sign and trade with Chicago. If he wants to win and win now like he has said so many times, then Chicago is the ONLY choice. PERIOD....

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    I also believe if he really wants to be a billionaire, Chicago offers the most opportunity. International brand recognition, great team and last but not least LEGACY!!! The media whirlwind would continue unabated until the minute he stepped on the United Center court.

    Literally mind numbing in it's potential scope. Surely LBJ and Co must recognize this. He can be the hometown hero, or embrace the limitless possibilities Chicago presents.

    Tomorrow we'll know for sure.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    I can dig Carlos Boozer in a Bulls uniform. Now let's get JJ Redick.

    Hey #6 it's not to late...

  • In reply to thegreatlie:

    I could live with Redick, but is he good enough to start or is he a Steve KErr like role player.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    YEs we should. but Denver isn't moving Anthony before the season, or the trade deadline.

  • In reply to WearShades:

    New theory for the hell of it...this ESPN special tomorrow night. The 3 guys hosting...Stuart Scott - Jordan lover, Wilbon - Jordan/Bulls lover. John Barry - Said Lebron should sign with the Bulls. Maybe they know Lebron is leading towards the Bulls and these guys will hype the shit out of the move, saying sorry to the Cavs at the same time. Also mentioning LBJ love for Jordan and the Bulls.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    I wanted Lee...Boozer will not be productive that last couple of years...bummer! Welp, oh well...TIME TO GO GET LEBRON!

  • In reply to mdot1986:

    Boozer will be 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33 during this contract.

    A power forward who never has relied on athleticism can be very productive at age 33. Barring injury Boozer will be good enough to be part of a championship team all five years.

    We need Rose to reach superstar level, and we need to leverage Deng into another star.

    And we still have a max contract slot waiting to be filled.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    From eric mansfield-News anchorer in Akron....FLASH:
    Summit Co. processed request TODAY to change address on tax bill for
    LBJ'S home from an LLC in Cleveland to a new address in Chicago

  • In reply to boogernights:

    So...Boozer.

    And he didn't kills us so that we can still hold out SOME hope for Thursday night...

    But, honestly....if we get a shooter and some decent role players...we may shock some people writing us off in the East.

    I mean...who would REALLY want to go through a 7 game series with a Healthy Bulls Roster?

    (key word being "HEALTHY")

  • In reply to boogernights:

    I like this Contract really, its only 4 years actually. Cause the last year, can be used as trade bait. So I like.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    We finally have a low post game. The first time since we traded Elton Brand for an unproven high school kid.

    I think Boozer's defensive liabilities can be mitigated with Noah & Thibodeau's scheme. And let's not forget that Boozer, when healthy, is better than Lee will ever be. He was also the only low post option on the market. I was hoping to pair him with Wade, but oh well, at least we got one of the two.

    I'm so happy we didn't sign Lee. Just watch his numbers drop when he's not the featured guy in a system that praises offense at the expense of defense. He is not a 20/10 guy, more like a 14/10 guys (which is good, but not as good as Boozer).

    Now it's time to find an SG...

  • In reply to boogernights:

    Grasping at straws here, but here is an interesting tweet from an Akron reporter:
    http://twitter.com/ericmansfield/status/17976525000
    Still a 1% hope for Chicago???

  • In reply to boogernights:

    At least we didn't get shutout. But i think Boozer will do better against the PFs in the East than the West. I think we'll have advantages going up KG, Rashard Lewis, Josh Smith, just to name a few. We could put Booz next to Taj at Center too, so the options could vary with this guy. Now we can't complain about not having a low post presence! I don't think he's gonna be as bad as people think, i still like the move.

  • In reply to boogernights:

    If a certain guy doesn't go to Chicago, I'm pretty confident we can load up on shooters.

  • http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nba/news/story?id=5361792

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