The Chicago Bulls may actually try to make a move that makes sense. Now before I get into the story if you were one of those Bulls fans trying to question Derrick Rose all year you shouldn’t read this. This post is only for real Bulls fans…Reports are surfacing that the Wizards and Bulls have discussed a trade involving the Wizards number 3 pick and Emeka Okafor for Luol Deng. I would do this trade in a heart beat and draft either Ben Mclemore or Victor Oladipo. Mclemore has been compared to Ray Allen which is a high praise. While Victor Oladipo is praised for his defensive ability and athleticism.
I would want Mclemore because it would fill the need for the Bulls as they’ve been in dire need of a SG for the past couple of years. Mclemore would be perfect for DRose to pass the ball to once he breaks down the defense in the paint and Mclemore will be open to hit the three. They will also get younger and cheaper. Bulls would also land a big in Emeka Okafor who would be a great backup behind Joakim Noah. With Gibson, and Okafor coming off the bench the Bulls will have big man depth they will need. Plus Okafor contract ends after this year too. Now before people blowup about how this trade doesn’t make sense for the Bulls let me explain myself. Deng is 29years old in the final year of a six-year deal that was worth 71-million dollars that he signed during the 2008-2009 season.
Now people may say that he’s overpay and he certainly is considering he’s making 14.2million in the final year of his contract. I’m not taking anything away from Luol Deng he’s a valuable piece for the Bulls and the defensive anchor. But Deng has a lot of mileage on his body he’s been top 5 in the league in minutes since 2010. So Deng definitely due to break down sooner or later. An let’s not forget the wrist injury he never got surgery on. I feel like we’ve got the most out of Deng and we will miss his defense presence, but Bulls have Jimmy Butler and they have already proclaimed him as the Deng clone. Bulls defense will always be there considering they have Tom Thibodeau as their head coach.
Deng isn’t a shoe in to resign as well due to him being a FA in 2014 when lots of talent will be available so Bulls can’t let him walk for a bag of sugar. They must strike now! So if this Wizards deal really has life Bulls should strike right away and make the deal. An for once do something different. We’ve seen this roster stick together long enough the anchors of this franchise is Noah and Rose. Fans will only be satisfied for so long with 60 regular season wins and being bounced in the 2nd rd of the playoffs. It’s time to take that leap and make a move to show everyone you mean business and make a push to finally advance to the finals and beat the Miami Heat. Don’t want to wait until the 2016-2017 season when Derrick Rose is a free agent and he’s interested in leaving due to the Bulls standing pack.