Bulls are looking big. Noah an Deng are available an that means Dwight is on their radar. Lakers wont trade Bynum an Gasol, Nets dont have the assets, Mavs arent going to trade Dirk, Dwight already said he wouldnt stay in Houston. He also said he doesnt want to play in Chicago either BUT....the Bulls have the best to offer an still would have a great team.
Noah (ex florida gator) + Deng + Pick 1- Brewer,Watson or Jimmy Butler + Charlottes Draft Pick
Dwight Howard + Hedu Turkoglu
Bulls then let go of Watson,Brewer,Rip, Scalabrine, John Lucas and Asik
Draft- Could try to package Rip an the #29 to move up to the middle of the 1st round to grab a guy like Terrence Jones, Perry Jones, Sullinger, Quincy Miller, Jeremy Lamb (if he continues to slip)....but if that doesnt happen, pick Best Available...D.Lamb,Royce White,Tony Wroten.
Sign- Brandon Roy, Gerald Green and Patty Mills, athletic big- Camby,Steimsma,Ryan Hollins,Joel Pryzbilla, Oden lol
Rose, Patty Mills (cheap an ready to play)
Roy, Gerald Green
Hedu, Korver, Jimmy Butler
Boozer, Taj (Mirotic hopefully sooner rather then later)
Dwight, Cheap backup
Boozer actually fits with Dwight pretty well. Good inside/outside game between the 2 of them. Taj is waiting in the wings once the Bulls amnesty Boozer. Roy an Gerald Green should be able to upgrade the SG spot for the Bulls. Patty Mills is ready to play an he is also cheap. Bulls could contend once again next year...if not next, then deff. the following year. Dwight Needs to Wake Up an Embrace the Addidas Connection. Taj an Dwight would be the best defensive duo in the League.
So they have two max contract players in Rose and Howard, a severely bloated contract in Hedu, Roy won't just come back, he'll need a reason. And if he does come back, he will not start because of his knees. Gerald Green after last season is going to want to get PAID and Bulls won't be able to offer that. I can understand getting rid of Watson, Rip, and Brewer who all have larger contracts that don't match their play... But why release Asik when he's a great back up who Thibs loves to rely on off the bench? This just looks like a dream scenario that can't happen. Financially won't work and they would be essentially destroying all team chemisty they had last year in order to get Dwight. They would only have 5 players from last year's roster back on the team. That should only happen to teams like the Bobcats, Hornets, and Magic. Rebuilding teams do that. Not the Bulls.
Asik is going to get a lot of offers....if hes over 3mil...let him go. Dwight will be playing 30+ minutes a night, you dont need a backup making 5mil. Fill his position with someone else. Bulls would probably look to trade him anyway if hes only playing 10min an making 5mil a year.
Roy is looking to get back into the league...(Check Hoopshype..Bulls are interested an he wants a contender.)
Bulls open up cap space for Roy and Green...whoever plays better starts. Bulls get young an athletic...Gerald Green could be pretty good if given the right coach. And at 6'7, Thibs could help make him into a decent defender as well.
Brewer, Watson, Asik, Korver are all role player that can be replaced. You dont win with role players...you win with stars.
Goran Dragic – Pick originally owned by the Toronto Raptors
On draft night in 2007 the Toronto Raptors traded their 2008 second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for the rights to Giorgos Printezis, who to this day has still never played in the NBA. The Spurs then proceeded to flip the pick to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for the draft rights to Malik Hairston and a 2009 second-round pick of the Golden State Warriors, which the Suns acquired in a trade for Zarko Cabarkapa.
Spanoulis went back to Greece while Scola went on to establish himself as one of the best power forwards in the game. The second round pick turned into Nando De Colo, who signed with the Spurs this offseason. He’s their only hope to ease the regrets over trading Scola, which made Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich so angry that he said it made him want to spit shortly after.
Kyrie Irving – Pick originally owned by the Los Angeles Clippers
There was a great debate over whether or not the Clippers should have protected the 2011 first-round pick that the paired with Baron Davis in exchange for Jamario Moon and Mo Williams (for a detailed breakdown of exactly why the Clippers couldn’t protect the pick, read Larry Coon’s article here). Due to significant restrictions and hurdles, though, they let go of the potential top-10 pick in a draft they felt was relatively weak anyway.
I mean, you look at the last two super bowl winners, both wild card teams. Last year the cardinals won the world series; wild card team. I mean, there’s more and more parody in sports, and I think that’s something that’s going to continue to work its way into the NBA game with the new CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement). Coming into this we feel that we are in the handful of teams that’s got a shot and we are going to approach it that way.”
“It’s been a pretty hectic week,” Spoelstra said. “He has logged some time this preseason, mainly practice time. I just want to make sure he’s fresh for next week. Next week is an important week.”
“We had a two-to-one lead on Miami and they came back and we didn’t win the series,” Granger said. “We had a huge opportunity. Game four, up two-to-one and we blew it. So I think it stayed with a bunch of us for a long time, and it’s been our goal this year to get that sour taste out of our mouth.”
“I look forward to that moment because even if we played Atlanta on opening night, I was going to find something that I want to beat them and beat them bad.”
Of course, it’s not Atlanta on opening night. It’s the Boston Celtics, and there’s no way we aren’t all looking forward to watching that one.
“I believe so, with the preseason he has had so far, he is that type of guy,” said veteran point guard Jannero Pargo. “He lets the game come to him. He doesn’t press at all. He just relaxes and plays his game and he has been playing really well for us, so I think he is that type of player.
Given that Nowitzki remains Dallas’ clear franchise player, the loss won’t be easy to manage, and it will have to be a by-committee approach. Coach Rick Carlisle can turn to veteran power forward Elton Brand, who was acquired after the Philadelphia 76ers waived him using the amnesty clause, or the skinny but effective Brandan Wright, who emerged as a pleasant surprise last season. Versatile forward Shawn Marion can also help fill the minutes void, shifting positions so the Mavericks can go a bit smaller if necessary.
So it’s obvious that the organization made the move Saturday to bench James for the night’s exhibition game versus the San Antonio Spurs, as the 27-year-old appears to be suffering from some “general soreness,” according to ESPN’s Michael Wallace.
“That’s what we’re hoping and what we’re preaching is that you have a chance to redeem yourself and rectify anything that may have been a negative in the past,” Gentry said. “I told them, the legacy that we have, that started on the first day of training camp, was moving forward. We’re not looking back, we’re not speaking of anything of where they were last year or what they did. You get to come here on a clean slate and move forward from there. That’s really the way that we’re approaching the whole season and I think we’ve been very competitive from a practice standpoint, because we’re pretty deep at all the positions, so the practices have been pretty intense.”
Running the show in Phoenix and helping these players to reach their potential will be former Suns backup point guard Goran Dragic. A free agent acquisition this summer for the Suns and Steve Nash’s replacement at the point guard position, Goran Dragic agrees that this group has much to prove.
“[Anderson] is a solid pro,” Casey said. “He is a man and it’s a man’s league. He comes out and brings a solid effort. He is where he is supposed to be all the time. Nothing fancy, nothing flashy. He just goes about his job and that is what you respect about him and that is why he is back here.