Bulls Beat #307 - Playoffs?

Bulls Beat #307 - Playoffs?

Playoffs? We're talking playoffs? Yeah, not only are the Bulls back in the playoff race, they've climbed to sixth in the East.

Bulls Beat #307 - Playoffs?

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  • If Chicago stays healthy and does become the 3rd seed in the East and Rose returned at the seasons end. Besides keeping Deng what moves could the FO make like a backup center to help during the playoffs? I know this is a big if, but this is a possibility.

  • In reply to penwit1:

    I can't see they'd really be able to do much of anything. They're not going to give up future assets on that pipe dream, so they're more or less just scraping the bottom of the barrel hoping to find someone who's been released that could help them.

    That said a worthy back up center on the FA market would already have been signed by the Heat if they existed.

  • If the FO pulled off a trade Boozer and 1st round pick for Bynam, and just kept Bynam for the playoffs would Chi's playoff chances improve. Would the trade work for both teams given Boozer's Cleveland history.

  • In reply to penwit1:

    Can't imagine much interest from either team. The Cavs certainly aren't going to want Boozer, and the Bulls may not want to give up a pick just to dump Boozer.

    Chicago would probably have more interest of the two, but it'd be purely financial for them. If Chicago did this trade, I would wager it would be with the intent of waiving Bynum immediately to just get under the tax and also save on the tax this season as well as amnesty cost next season.

    If they kept Bynum, I suspect he would worsen their odds not improve them.

  • If the goal is to have a run at playoffs, Boozer is better than Bynum. Boozer has a better chance of staying healthy than Bynum, plus Bynum will be a locker room cancer.

  • In reply to BullsDynasty:

    Agree on all points. That said, a Boozer for Bynum then waive Bynum would still be a great trade for the Bulls financially. It'd save them probably 30 million bucks.

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