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bulls crew unite!

I hope they find a way to get another scorer out there. And possible trade boozer for some chips and dip.
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
bulls crew unite!

I hope they find a way to get another scorer out there. And possible trade boozer for some chips and dip.

Jason Richardson would be a perfect fit in Chicago.
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Like most, Bulls cast wide net on 1st FA day. Contacted agents for JCrawford, CButler, GHill, Battier, KThomas, JHoward, Ford, Bogans, more.

Can't read too much into 1st day of FA. Everybody gauging market, checking interest, CBA not done. This is true though: Players like Bulls.
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DRose: "Keith's my guy. I'll roll with Keith." Talking about Bogans. Rose always looks inward, never shies from responsibility.

DRose: "My whole goal this year is to win a championship."
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DRose on losing to Miami: "I was the reason we lost those games. Little mistakes, turnovers, not making the extra pass to the open guy."
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
bulls crew unite!

I hope they find a way to get another scorer out there. And possible trade boozer for some chips and dip.

Jason Richardson would be a perfect fit in Chicago.

Would love to have J-Rich on the Bulls. I can't wait for this whole wheeling and dealing/free agent frenzy to start. Tons of rumors out there, apparently Caron Butler would love to play for the Bulls, Crawford wants to come back, Bulls are looking at Brandon Roy, heck there's even a T-Mac to the Bulls rumor, along with a possible Danny Granger to the Bulls scenario (I highly doubt that one but would love for it to happen). Like I said, can't wait for everything to get going and see what our squad ends up looking like. Go Bulls!!
my brethren. i would take Danny Granger in a nanoseconds.
T-mac to the bulls was a rumor last year, I don't want that washed up injury prone dude on our team. We need solid injury resistant players. Man if we can get 1-2 guys who can create their own shot, watch out miami.

I still want to keep Noah and Deng, so I hope we can get talent without losing those two.
Originally posted by unst4bl3:
T-mac to the bulls was a rumor last year, I don't want that washed up injury prone dude on our team. We need solid injury resistant players. Man if we can get 1-2 guys who can create their own shot, watch out miami.

I still want to keep Noah and Deng, so I hope we can get talent without losing those two.

time to use amnesty clause on boozer and get Nene. get Brandon Roy and few others. call it a day
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Originally posted by Negrodamus:
time to use amnesty clause on boozer and get Nene. get Brandon Roy and few others. call it a day

Will Boozer be an amnesty case?

Sam: Boozer will not be, and he shouldn't be. It makes no sense for the Bulls. I don't expect many players to be in an amnesty situation, maybe three or four. The reason is that it makes no sense unless you are way over the cap, like Orlando with Arenas, and will save luxury tax penalties, or can get way under the cap to pursue a free agent. The Bulls are in neither position. Plus, remember, you still have to pay the player. And then you have to presumably replace him. So for a league which was saying it lost so much money, the team is likely putting itself in position where it cannot make a profit by paying a player not to play and then trying to add another player to replace him. After Rose's extension goes into effect next season, the Bulls will eventually be going deeper into the luxury tax and then it would make sense to use amnesty and you have several years to do so. I expect most teams to wait. As for Boozer, after missing camp and an early season ankle sprain when he returned, the Bulls have to give him a hard look and ask a lot from him this season because he can be a major factor.

http://www.nba.com/bulls/ask-sam-sam-smith-opens-his-mailbag-120211.html
Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by Negrodamus:
time to use amnesty clause on boozer and get Nene. get Brandon Roy and few others. call it a day

Will Boozer be an amnesty case?

Sam: Boozer will not be, and he shouldn't be. It makes no sense for the Bulls. I don't expect many players to be in an amnesty situation, maybe three or four. The reason is that it makes no sense unless you are way over the cap, like Orlando with Arenas, and will save luxury tax penalties, or can get way under the cap to pursue a free agent. The Bulls are in neither position. Plus, remember, you still have to pay the player. And then you have to presumably replace him. So for a league which was saying it lost so much money, the team is likely putting itself in position where it cannot make a profit by paying a player not to play and then trying to add another player to replace him. After Rose's extension goes into effect next season, the Bulls will eventually be going deeper into the luxury tax and then it would make sense to use amnesty and you have several years to do so. I expect most teams to wait. As for Boozer, after missing camp and an early season ankle sprain when he returned, the Bulls have to give him a hard look and ask a lot from him this season because he can be a major factor.

http://www.nba.com/bulls/ask-sam-sam-smith-opens-his-mailbag-120211.html

It would be nice to get a replacement for boozer while keeping him for depth off the bench.
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So here it is: Joakim Noah, Luol Deng and Taj Gibson for Howard and Brandon Bass.

Noah is popular from the U. of Florida and probably would have been an All-Star center last season. Deng is a near All-Star and top defensive player. Gibson is one of the league's top shot blockers despite being a backup. That would give the Magic a young, defensive oriented team with Richardson and Jameer Nelson. The Bulls then sweeten the deal with their No. 1 this season and the No. 1 they hold from Charlotte, which based on Charlotte's roster likely would be an unprotected No. 1 in 2016.

I'm not going there, but maybe the Bulls even take Hedo Turkoglu off their hands for expiring contracts, like C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer. You assume with being able to use amnesty for Gilbert Arenas, the Magic might then drive Howard to Chicago.

And the Bulls still would be able to use their mid-level exception to add another player, presumably a small forward, maybe like Caron Butler or Josh Howard or Tayshaun Prince — assuming they can dream a little — to replace Deng. Maybe a Vince Carter for cheap. With Rose and Howard, how many players would want to sign up for what would have to be a run of championships?

If you are the Bulls you can have a starting lineup something like Rose, Brewer or Keith Bogans at shooting guard, Josh Howard, Caron Butler, Shane Battier, Tayshaun Prince or maybe you can get the State Department to grant Wilson Chandler asylum at small forward, Carlos Boozer and Bass at power forward and Dwight Howard with Omer Asik, Kyle Korver, rookie Jimmy Butler and perhaps some added pieces like Kurt Thomas off the bench depending on the Turkoglu element, which I'd probably stay away from. The deal would seem fair without that extra piece.

http://www.nba.com/bulls/news/smith_111205.html
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Why is Dwight Howard to the Bulls not being mentioned more often?