For as long as I can remember I’ve been a life long Bulls fan. Dating back to the Jordan era, and until now. The one thing I hate about this franchise that upsets me the most, is when they are never able to bring in a big time SUPERSTAR through free agency. The best players that they’ve ever brought in are guys like Eddie Robinson (BUM), and Ron Mercer (BUM). They’ve struck out on stars like Grant Hill, and Tracy Mcgrady back in the day. Four years ago the Bulls struck out on Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh the three biggest names in free agency that year. But they settled for guys like Carlos Boozer (BUM), Kyle Korver, Ronnie Brewer, and CJ Watson. Basically guys that weren’t enough to win a championship aka Utah Jazz 2.0. I’ve always asked myself, “Why doesn’t anyone want to come to Chicago?”
Chicago is the third biggest market in America, and we can’t get anyone to come here. I know most recently the Bulls have fallen on bad luck, thanks to Derrick Rose missing the past two years due to injuries. But it has to be something the front office can do in order to bring in some big names to help this team. Now in 2014 the big talk is about bringing in Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Love. Two names that have been consistently brought up for the past two years. Do I think the Bulls can land one of these guys? NO! I think if we strikeout on Carmelo Anthony, we need to make a trade to acquire Kevin Love. And I don’t think you stop there, after we acquire Kevin Love, I think the Bulls need to make a trade for Aaron Afflalo. The shooting guard position has been our biggest weakness these last couple of years, and I think Afflalo addresses that need for us. But knowing our front office none of this will happen. Our front office sucks! Gar Forman, and John Paxson haven’t done a damn thing since they’ve been in control of this roster. The best thing they’ve done was draft Joakim Noah, and somehow the NBA blessed the Bulls with the number 1 pick back in 2008 so they could draft Derrick Rose. I think it’s time for the Bulls to get a whole new front office. I don’t know how you can’t get any big name stars to come to Chicago, when we all know Chicago sales itself! These guys are obviously doing something wrong, and I think as fans we need to DEMAND drastic changes if the front office can’t land Kevin Love or Carmelo Anthony this summer. We can’t waste the rest of the prime years we have in Noah, Butler, Gibson, and Rose. This summer will show me a lot about where this organization is headed, and I hope all Bulls fans feel the same.
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.