"With Derrick Rose being down, Chicago could use some more scoring. They're struggling a little bit.". The Bulls are struggling quite a bit, but with Deng and Butler hopefully just around the corner, those struggles could turn around.
The Bulls are expected to bring in D.J. Augustin whom will significantly upgrade Teague/James at back up PG and probably upgrades Kirk Hinrich the way he's played recently. This is a dangerous ploy by the Bulls. The Raptors waived Augustin for a reason. They're trying to lose too.
Enter Gilbert Arenas. Who's looking to mount a comeback. The Augustin signing hasn't been made official yet, the Bulls still have time to reverse course and do the right thing.
I have plenty of faith in both Bulls PGs right now. Kirk and Teague look like they're driving the ship right into the ground. However, D.J. Augustin might bring something positive to the mix with his ability to create his own shot and knock down a three.
If we can land Arenas, not only will our performance plummet, but it will send a clear signal to the rest of the guys to throw in the towel. What could be better than having Gilbert dribble the ball up the court and take 40 foot jumpers rather than passing?
This is a strategy sure to win a top draft pick. The Bulls are 2-9 in their past 11 games with losses to Utah, Milwaukee, and New York. They're tanking underdogs right now, but their recent record suggest they're playing the amongst the worst basketball in the NBA against lousy competition as well. They started in a hole, but have gained ground fast.
They CAN do this thing. It's not a pipe dream to get a top pick.
This is where we need Jennifer Swanson to step in. She needs to make sure Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler are 110% before returning to the floor. Let's not risk any long term injuries here folks. Let's at least get past the next three games against Toronto, Milwaukee, and Brooklyn.
We brought you in for a reason Jennifer, now's your time to shine for Bulls nation. You need to protect this thing, the Bulls sinking this ship isn't an automatic, it's a delicate balance that will require teamwork and everyone rowing in the right direction.
Taj Gibson said it best on D.J. Augustin "He's a veteran guard, he's a good scorer; he just needs the opportunity.".
I know bringing in a guy the Raptors waived seems like the losing strategy we need, but it's a high risk proposition. Augustin can score, he can shoot, he can create. He may not be great at these things, but he does fill a hole even if he's not so good an NBA player. That's a potentially scary proposition.
The Bulls can't afford to take that risk. Instead, let's move to an Arenas/Iverson/McGrady back court. Those guys can get this thing done and send a message to the rest of the team that the season's over.
Think about it. We owe it to Jabari Parker. I mean what kind of hell would he go through if he lands on the Bucks and has to toil away in Milwaukee for a the first eight years of his career? We owe it to one of Chicago's own to protect him from this potential horrific fate.
On top of the tangible benefits we'd receive on the court, what could make the rest of the season more interesting than having a blogging quote machine on the team? It's tough to stay interested in the games these days, but if Arenas was dropping quotes every post game? That'd be something to tune in for.
On and off the court this is a losing move, and that's just what Chicago needs.