The backup plans

With Wade/Bosh going to Miami, and LeBron letting us know about his fate tomorrow evening, it's time to start discussing the very real possibility of needing a plan B. 

So far, it appears that no superteam is going to form out of free agency.   It's possible that LeBron joins Bosh/Wade, but barring that, the East appears to be wide open in the near future, and if the Bulls can add a couple solid pieces, then they have a chance.   So with that said I produce ....

Go for it now:
1: Sign Carlos Boozer / David Lee
2: Sign Josh Childress
3: Sign Anthony Morrow/JJ Reddick

I go back and forth on whether I want Boozer or Lee.  I think both will be fantastically overpaid, and I'm scared of either.   If you choose the go for it now plan, you need a commitment from ownership that they'll continue to go for it and pay luxury tax and things like that.

Pros:
A lineup of Rose, Childress, Deng, Boozer, Noah with Gibson, Morrow, Johnson on the bench should compete with the top tier teams in the NBA.   We have the most depth in the league and good players at every position in the starting lineup.

At a minimum, the team is going to be much better and more exciting.  It's probably a 50+ win roster.

If Rose becomes a superstar, this team would have title potential.

Cons:
Might be difficult to pull off, I'm not sure how much Childress is going to go for this off-season, and we may not have enough money to pay a shooter after getting him and Boozer.

The team probably doesn't have enough to win a title unless Rose becomes a top 3 player. 

It could be in extraordinary cap hell by overpaying Boozer/Childress especially with the new CBA coming.

Wait till later plan
:
Now waiting till later seems easy enough, just don't make signings, however, that's not really practical.  The team would be a broken mess, and someone needs to come in to fill in those spots.  The Bulls need to do something still even if they want to keep flexibility going forward.

1: Sign Ray Allen to a three year 45 million dollar deal, with only two years (30 mil)  guaranteed, the third year has a guarantee date in September. 
2: Sign Brad Miller to a two year 20 million dollar deal, with only the first year (10 million) guaranteed, the second year has a guarantee date in September.
3: Sign cheap short term role players to fill out the roster.

Pros:
1: Team comes back with enough to still make a low level run at the playoffs (not extreme blow up and lottery watch)
2: Non guaranteed contracts in 2011 and 2012 basically act as cap space in a trade situation while allowing us to extend Noah/Rose giving us the ability to work highly favorable trades while still having useful roster players.

Cons:
1: Team will be disappointing next year
2: No real clear path to get better in the future, just hoping for something to fall in our lap

Which backup plan do you subscribe to?   Both are almost destined to fail to produce a title.   However, that's true with all plans.  I think plan 2 is more likely to win one than plan 1, but plan 1 is certainly going to deliver a lot more short term excitement.

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  • booz and ray allen

  • One still hopes LeBron does say Chicago, but it looks more grim every day. Its quite depressing actually...And ESPN promoting LeBron joining Wade and Bosh is Miami is even more depressing.

    That said...I dont know..too depressing to even think about other options right now.

  • I would go for PLAN 2..I don't think Ray Allen is not coming anyhow even for big money. I think he is staying to win in Boston for a similar kind of deal you mentioned. We have seen the Brad Miller movie before. Not sure, if he has anything left in the tank. I agree we need to sign veterans like them..but we have to sign guys who can atleast play hard/long min not guys who can play 20 mins..

    Whatever we say...I hope the Bulls have the players listed on their white-board who they will target in this case and not panic ....

  • PLAN B:

    Root for the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant.

  • TRADE:

    I'd go after RUDY FERNANDEZ and at least round out the young core.

    PG - Rose
    SG - Fernandez
    SF - Deng
    PF - Gibson
    C - Noah

  • SIGN:

    David Lee and Anthony Morrow, unless they can get Kelenna Azubuike.

  • This just in: Ron Mercer has agreed to sign with the Bulls for a 5 year, max contract.

    Everyone can breate a sigh of relief now.

  • I had that on your last post.

  • Lee and Allen. If the Bulls get those two, I give them an A- and we will compete next year. Not being able to move Deng might have been the main reason we missed out on the top 3 guys. I thought prying Allen away from Boston would be difficult, but I've heard multiple stories that he is most liekley moving on. Doc and Peirce coming back doesn't help the cause though.

  • TRADE:

    To Bulls: Rudy Fernandez and a throw-in
    To Blazers: James Johnson, CASH and future considerations

    http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=2c2wfds

    SIGN:

    David Lee and Anthony Morrow (or try to get Kelenna Azubuike)

    * The Bulls turn into OKC...young and up-and-coming.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    FYI, even Miami is after Rudy F..So knowing Portland they will ask for Taj and more picks..
    Everyone will go after these guys now...so basically the Bulls will almost pay close to max/little less for average players...

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Doug,
    Can you update us on Josh Childress? Did he play in Europe last year? What's he up to these days? I haven't heard anyone talk about him in a long time.
    Edward

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I am banning LeBron's 1 hour family special where he plans on boosting that dump of a city that he calls home. Talking about the positives of Cleveland could only last like a three minute show. This guy has proved he's not all about winning. He'll go down as the best player never to win a title.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    1. Sign Boozer, sit on the rest of the cap space and wait for a trade for deng during the season or next year.

    2. Seek a hitman on bitch ass wade (no surprise to me, have hated him since 2006 and his bs 30 free throw per game bit against the mavericks) and end his career at 28....

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    I actually really hope at this point Lebron stays in Cleveland and NEVER wins a championship. He's a loser and belongs in a city full of losing sports teams.

    (in case you have'nt noticed Im bitter and directing my rage at the players themselves)

    Wade and Bost annoucement at 1130 on ESPN today.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    After all this, I don't want to see Wade or Lebron get a ring. Although, at least Lebron didn't tease (like Wade/Bosh).

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Chad Ford has a link coming on Lebron seriously considering Miami.. this is so sickening.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    There are two all stars out there right now. Not to mention two all star bigs. Having a very talented all star laden frontcourt is playoff gold.

    If the cap comes in at $57 Mil/we can sign two max's I'd go for Boozer and Lee. That's just what New Jersey is doing.

    None of these max/top three guys were referncing the Bulls the last couple of days(not to mention that they are all a colluding, innerwoven gaggle like girls tittering about how they are going to diss everyone at the 'prom').

    And the Bulls fiddled while Rome burned. We should have went after Boozer(or Lee) by Monday evening while we still looked desirable, and not like bridesmaids. Meanwhile New Jersey has been in contact with Lee's agent Bartle's and James-stein all along.

    And New Jersey with a Billionaire and Johnson are they fools? They are fools to think signing wto all star bigs is a bad idea/fall back plan right? Which is just what they are trying to do. They are trying to get David Lee and Carlos Boozer both. Which really does make less sense for them because they already have a big scorer in Lopez. But nonetheless a ballsy move. Something you wont see from the Eunich Brothers Gar/Pax aka the Chicago Bulls. No, Pax is way too busy finding a good corner to crawl into the featal position. And Gar's still trying to stay out of that all preplexing box, god love em'.

    The Chicago Bulls/Gar/Pax: three days late and $30 Million dollars short.

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    I am with you. David Lee has kind of said he has a home in NY and would like to stay there. NJ will throw him probably max money and he might not want to move at all. He is a good fit for them too. For the Bulls, they got screwed by Wade/Bosh..that's it. Now they need to see if they can grab Boozer with all the others vying for him. I think NJ is ready to pay max money for Boozer/Lee.

    This is what happens if you go for broke without realizing reality and on top of it you are not aggressive like the KNICKS or lucky like the HEAT/CAVS(extra year pay for their hometown guys). It is groundhog day in Chicago..2001 and 2011...

  • In reply to MarkNorman:

    I think its time to sign Shaq... makes perfect sense

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    is he available?

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    He doesn't fit, in my opinion..

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    Sign: Boozer or Lee

    Offer contracts to: Ronnie Brewer, Al Harrington, Mike Miller, Luke Ridnor, Will Bynum, Roger Mason, Randy Foye, Travis Outlaw

    If this doesn't work then we should try to trade for these guys: draft picks for Al Jefferson, Emeka Okafor, David West, Monta Ellis, Troy Murphy, Leandro Barbosa

    Then maybe we could resign guys from last year or the Summer League roster: Acie Law, Matt Bouldin, Derrick Byars, Brad Miller, Flip Murray

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    You don't want any part of Okafor's contract. Trust me. I wouldn't be opposed to Miller, West, Ellis, Murphy or Barbosa. But Jefferson doesn't really fit that well, IMO.

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    We are back to Miller again after 10 years as the big prize of FA. That's a real low for the Bulls. Just for history and sentiment sake, we should sign Brad Miller to show how history repeated itself and this FA try was useless..

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    any rumblings of bulls talking to boozer? or anyone ???

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    Lebron just hit me up on fb. He said he is signing with the BuLLS. They came to an agreement that he can wear his head band and have his own private jet for his crew! whoahah.

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    Is it just me, or is anybody else REALLY wanting football and hockey to start?

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    GO BEARS!

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    Why haven't we heard any rumors recently? Seriously, is there nothing else gong on with other players?

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    What I feel disheartened as a Bulls Fan is how Wade played them. That's the bad part. We kept talking about it:
    1. He said bad things about the Bulls and I don't care if they talked about it later. He planted that bad seed and once it grew into a tree, chopping off a few branches will not help.
    2. He was talking nonsense obviously when he said after meeting NY(I am in a NY state of mind)...he was just playing everyone..
    3. He always said he wanted to stay in Miami.
    4. He didn't give a commitment to the Bulls.

    Again, maybe he wanted to push Riley to do something. But the problem is the Bulls didn't set the agenda...

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    It was so funny with these yuppie media "experts" blabbing about D-Wade seriosuly considering the Bulls for the good of his kids? That's probably the prime reason he stayed in South Beach, along with the warm weather and sex parties of course, to avoid any contact with what his narcisist ass regards as rugrats.

    I swear the more I think about no balls Lebron, con artist Wade, and Wade's bitch Bosh, I have to laugh.

    The only thing that gets worse is what if by some chance LeBron does join Bitch(I mean Bosh) and D-Wade in Miami? And Riley's 666 on his scalp gets another phony airbrush coating to cover up. And Boozer and Lee stay away from the Bulls who obviously paid them no mind whatsoever/showed no respect.

    The Apocalypse is upon us!!!!!!! Well at least there's steroid baseball and Jay Cutler the biggest dickhead ever to play any professional sport period. Party on.

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    why not going after Evan Turner and Elton Brand for the 2012 charlotte pick that we own?I remember before the draft that Sixers reportedly wanted to get rid of Brand's contract even at Turner's expense.And we still have around an 7-8 million cap space to sign Asik,an experienced backup PG and a decent 3pt shooter off the bench.
    I know Brand is no allstar anymore,but he can play 25-30 minutes per game and be effective(15ppg 8rpg).But the main part is that we are gonna have an all star backcourt with Rose and Turner for years.

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    Look at that potentially possible lineup:
    Rose /Anthony Johnson?Pargo
    Turner/Richardson/Byars
    Deng /Johnson /Alexander
    Brand /Gibson /Tolliver
    Noah /Asik
    What do you guys think?

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    As speculated I think its completely accurate that D Wade was on nothing more than a Recon mission to gather as much info as possible for Pat Riley. Riles sent him around to meet with each team to find out how they were approaching the meetings etc.

    D Wade is officially no longer a chicago guy. He's not welcome in this city any more as far as Im concerned, and I can be certain he will face a chorus of Boos every time he appears at the UC.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    We really could trust a guy who made defaming comments about the Bulls franchise trying to exploit the perception of the Bulls as pricks for leaving Vinny hanging in the wind amisdt firing rumors, and Pax going WWF with Vinny.

    Yeah, we really could trust a guy like that, and Want to invite him into our house/the U.C. to try, and sell him our "vision." Hardy fucking har har. Riley besides being the anti-christ could be right that the Bulls(organization) our pussies.

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    I wonder how Derrick Rose feels if we don't add a free agent? Will this effect is view of the organization. I hope not but is it possible we will be worse next year?

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    Alright, enough bitching. Lets pick ourselves up off the canvas and focus on building a quality competitive team this year. Bottom line, we are going to have a better team than we did last year. Hopefully.

    Lets do this the old fashioned way, by development, and drafting and adding pieces via free agency. We built our first dynasty off of a little bit of luck and building a team. We are in the same position, we got lucky with D Rose, now we need to continue to develop and build.

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    Alright, enough bitching. Lets pick ourselves up off the canvas and focus on building a quality competitive team this year. Bottom line, we are going to have a better team than we did last year. Hopefully.

    Lets do this the old fashioned way, by development, and drafting and adding pieces via free agency. We built our first dynasty off of a little bit of luck and building a team. We are in the same position, we got lucky with D Rose, now we need to continue to develop and build.

  • In reply to Dmband:

    We traded away our first round pick this year and shipped off our best defender. The team mortgaged the next 2 years for this FA class and came up empty. Just because the bulls made the playoffs last year doesn't mean they have a chance in hell this year. Perhaps I am the only one who sees this team hitting 32 wins tops....lottery team at best.

    When you say build, what do you mean? We traded away our draft picks, there is no one to sign... do we start using a magical cloning device...ugh.

  • In reply to ux4all:

    Ooooh you pessimist you! I actually think this is a good thing for the Bulls. This gives DRose the chance to bloom into a real star along with Joakim Noah. And I honestly feel that with David Lee or Boozer we can put together a team that can give Miami, Orlando, Boston and Atlanta a run for their money. And who knows we may draft a Scottie Pippen for Rose. All is not lost my friends!

  • In reply to ux4all:

    Hahaha, when Hinrich was here, people were finding ways to get rid of him. Now that he's gone, he's labeled as the best defender.

  • In reply to ux4all:

    Bucher tweeted this "News that should make Bulls' fans happy on espn.com shortly."

  • In reply to Dmband:

    This is the worst case scenario unfolding for the Chicago Bulls. They threw away this year's draft, traded Hinrich and Salmons, the list goes on and on. At least we didn't throw a parade for these FA like we did for McGrady before he flipped the Bulls the bird.

    I am surprised that Bull fans didn't see this coming. Who would you rather play for? GarPax or Riley? How many rings has Riley assembled? How many does GarPax have?

    Boozer and Lee are signing elsewhere... what is the Bulls roster going to look like on this magical playoff run? Who is their starting PF? You need 12 guys FYI (Rose and Noah can't win alone)... I set the bar at 32 wins this year... if they beat it, then Rose is a bigger star than I thought.

  • In reply to ux4all:

    I actually don't regret trading away Hinrich,and Salmons. You would have killed the Bulls for not putting themselves in this position - to have a chance at landing Lebron. Hinrich was grossly overpaid in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, he is a great combo guard. But he has been given countless opportunities to step up especially over the last season. But he never consistently scored. As for Salmons, there was the threat of losing him anyway this season. Both players in my opinion are expendable and can be easily replaced. Finally, the Bulls are going to surprise some people this season. Don't count them out!

  • In reply to Dmband:

    Hey at least we have Matt Bouldin on our Summer roster.

  • In reply to joeacook3:

    I really hope Lebrin (his real name) doesn't sign with Miami, it would be terrible for the NBA. I would see almost no reason to watch for the next 5 years, I will because I love basketball, but I will be sad.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    At minimum sign Lee or Boozer please for the love of god.

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Dont you all worry, Deng is comin back and puttin up 25 and 10 for 82 games, winning MVP.

  • BTW, if all this pans out as it looks like...I would hate Wade more than anyone. We all know Bosh wanted the money/knew he had to be a second banana...We also knew LeBron was torn between Cleveland and he also said he wanted to keep his options open..
    Wade was the guy who bad mouthed the Bulls and said will stay in Miami and then tried to tell everyone that he is interested in the Bulls...What a crook who played the media well...

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Sometimes, family is more important . . . unless Chris Bosh is willing to sign with Miami.

  • In reply to muhammond:

    Agreed. But where's Mr. Happy's "he's a local kid, grew up watching MJ, blah blah blah" defense of Wade now?

  • In reply to muhammond:

    Suburaban Dad-

    Agreed, we did mortgage our future but we did what we had to do. We need to move on, as far as drafting, we still have some picks later in the draft, and we have a ton of cap room to fill in some role players. Im not saying we are going to win a championship, but we need to move on, no use in crying over this. The bulls did what they had to do. Yes, we traded Hinrich, but THANK GOD someone took that contract off our hands, Im not sad about that at all.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    If we would have went after Boozer and Lee on Monday, I wonder if we could have gotten them to come on board before we looked like patsies/bridesmaids? And had an all star scoring big loaded frontcourt.

    How hard is it to come by quality scoring bigs in the NBA?? After we see who emerges as the better fit come next February/trade deadline you could have moved one of these guys for a very nice piece(s) at the SG/perimeter shooter spot.

    Oh well. If they both sign with New Jersey it will just be the absolute final kick in the gut/balls take your pick. There is non way we'd be "stuck" with either of these guys on max deals if one were traded within the next year or so. No f-ing way.

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    We have to get someone.. if we don't get Booz or Lee, I'm really going to be sick to my stomach. All this for a mediocre two-guard will really make me want to hurl.

    I want to beat that crappy Miami team more than ever now. They were already my least favorite team outside of LAL, and now I really want to pound them.

  • In reply to jmwebb:

    Likewise, 1 and 2 for me as well (probably 1-2 since 1997)...

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    first meeting of the year, send a scrub to take out wade and theyre done... everybody knows where bosh and a bunch of scrubs can get you

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    We shouldn't wanna hurt Wade...it's more satisfying to beat them at their best! LOL

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    I think the bulls grab Boozer, and two mid level, plus wait til Melo gets released next year

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    It looks to me that we could lose out on Carlos Boozer to the fricken Nets. Seriously? What kind of leadership do we have? It falls on them. The whole Deng contract, etc. If they didn't luck into Derrick Rose what would we have? We have all been bamboozled, not by the free agents but in our trust on this management team. Who hired them? Reinsdorf, he is the problem and the common thread to the previous Ron Mercer free agent frenzy. Man, I will continue to be a Bulls fan but we have to demand winning and changes. Pat Riley as much as I despise him, seems to be much smarter than our leadership group. David Lee would be an upgrade but I am worried we cant even get him for goodness sakes.

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    Unfortunately, Chicago is earning its title as the second city. Apparently we were everybodies second choice.

    As for there being no super team, better wait and see if Lebron picks Miami. I still don't buy the 1 hour special just to say that he is staying in Cleveland. It has to be something epic, MIami would be epic.

    As for the Bulls, you still cannot rule out Lebron and Boozer, so we have to wait like everybody else until tomorrow night.

    IF that doesn't happen, I see Lee going to NJ, so that leaves us Boozer, and plenty of money to bring Asik over and sign a 2 guard, my choice would be Morrow, although I had not given Childress much thought previously. We don't have enough money for all 4, so a choice has to be made.

    Even though I've felt Bosh was going to Miami for the past 2 years, I am still bummed no that it is official. As someone who thought that we had a shot at Lebron for the past 2 years, I guess that I will really be bummed sometime after 6 PM Pacific time tomorrow. I don't know if it will be as bad as the Cubs in 84 or 03, but I think it will be bad.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    we will be allright and when we beat Miami super team we will be keeping all three from rings. GO BULLS

  • In reply to BigWay:

    I'm good. I didn't expect not one of the big three free agents to sign with the Bulls in the first place. So, I think this is the most important time for the Bulls front office. You can call it "back to reality time", and now those guys need to fill the holes on the roster to make this Bulls team complete.

    IMO, the Bulls should look to sign David Lee, Anthony Morrow, Brad Miller, and a cheap backup backcourt in Law and Almond. They could also try to sign James Augustine, who I liked in the Summer League last year, or Artsiom Parakhouski who went undrafted, and is running with the Celtics in Orlando.

    Sure, Lebron, Wade, or Bosh would've been sweet, but I won't get down on 2010 unless Lebron decides to run to Miami. Now THAT would suck to no end. The Bulls have a very good opportuntiy to fill out their roster with talent upgrades, and I just hope that the front office get it done asap.

  • In reply to BigWay:

    Wow... Everyone is ready to jump off a cliff. Based on eveything I've read here, it's managements fault. Well it's not they put the team in the best position to compete for LBJ. He was the prize . Not Boozer, not Lee. Yes they are fall back players. But let's say LBJ stays in Cleveland or NY? Don't you think that Boozer plays this out for his benefit? So it's not even a lock that he goes any specific place. I feel that LBJ's decision is going to surprise some people. I feel he's gone from Cleveland and I don't feel that NY or NJ are preferred destinations for him I feel it's going to be the Bulls because he wants to compete. I don't think he re-ups for 3yrs in Cleveland. If they don't win in that time, his window will start to close quick after that. I feel that the Bulls have a punchers chance now because if he was going to Miami, there's no way that Wade and Bosh would have announced. They would have waited on LBJ to announce with Wade and Bosh. Stay tuned...

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    I wish everyone was as bright as you...instead everyone freaks out cause Chris Broussard and Chris Sheridan said the Knicks are in the hunt now. Maybe Lebron is playing everyone besides the Bulls, he might have said keep this under raps let me do my camp and all that. James/Boozer is looking real possible right now.

  • In reply to AlgernonHPenn:

    There is no way that Lebron sticks it to his hometown by rubbing it in their face by him leaving on a national television hour long special. He is staying in Cleveland. I wish I was wrong, but nobody is going to want to be such a villian as he would be viewed if he did that. Sorry, he is off the board

  • In reply to Bull0325:

    Why would he be a villain? He could say how much he loves Akron still. Remember this isn't the Akron Cavs.

  • In reply to Bull0325:

    He doesn't care for Cleveland. He will say Akron is is home town. Look how Wade talked about Chicago and emotional tie...all BS...
    He is going to the KNICKS...that's why he is having this near MSG...That way, he can run to the offices of MSG immediately after this stupid TV show...

  • In reply to schaumburgfan:

    Actually he has Melo's wedding this weekend...so he can hold off this press stuff till next week in Chicago.

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    GO YOUNG:

    They need to get a YOUNG SG (Morrow, Azubuike, Fernandez or Redick) and a YOUNG PF (LEE over BOOZER).

  • In reply to MrHappy:

    Boozer/Lee and Fernandez might get me a little excited.

  • In reply to ixonflex69:

    Funny.. maybe there really is something to hate, then. I thought the Miami thing was just me.

    Although, I'll say Boston has inched it's way up there at #3.

  • I would sign either Boozer or Lee. Baring that I would look into trading for Al Jefferson, I personally am a big fan of his. Of course there is the injury to concern ones self about, but I think his upside is greater than Boozer's or Lee's.

  • Also, the more I read Mr. Happy's post the more I am convinced he is not a real person. My theory, he is a character created by Mark Deeks. It's just the sort of thing a crazy Englishman would do to drive us yanks crazy.

  • The two big needs the Bulls had were inside scoring in a pick and roll offense and outside shooting to battle the zone defense (so Rose isn't driving to the whole and getting killed each game).

    PG - Rose
    SG - Mike Miller/Kyle Korver
    PF - David Lee
    SF - Deng
    C - Noah

    You add a deadly shooter and a guy who can pick and roll and the Bulls are the 4 seed right away (behind Boston, Orlando and Miami).

    Ray Allen is staying in Boston in my mind, especially with Doc returning.

  • Great quote by Sam Smith:

    Yes, we know LeBron

  • In reply to Hoover:

    LeBron is a Toys r' Us Kid: he doesn't want to grow up.

  • Doug you said something very interesting on the last thread that I agree with:

    "So far the news has broken so that no super team is forming in the NBA. Wade/Bosh + crap in Miami is beatable. LeBron + his current team is beatable. Orlando is beatable"

    So, lets say this is how it plays out. I think your 100% correct those teams are beatable, more importantly they are beatable by the Lakers AND probably Boston....Then clearly, we can all agree on one thing. WINNING was not a priority for any of these guys.

    What a joke, these guys are an embarrassment to the league, IMO, and reason #1019 that Kobe is far and away the best player in basketball.

    Winning. Thats why you play the game. These guys (Wade, Bosh and LBJ) dont care about winning. If they did, at least one of them would be a member of the Chicago Bulls.

  • I doubt that he sells tickets yet,maybe next year.But such a deal saves them more than 50 millions,which was the reason behind all these Iguodalla rumors during the trading deadline.

  • Do you think (assuming no LBJ) that it would still be worth going after lee? it would give the bulls a hell of a front court... sort of the, go for the best player available philosophy... and if it doesn't work out we are left with some very tradable assets

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