Originally posted by DVDA:
So my idea of getting rid of Boozer consists of shedding salary that matches what is left on his contract then amnestying him. Once I get to a computer and off this tablet I'll post my fantasy offseason with this idea.
The big trade in this scenario is Noah and Deng to Portland for picks 6 and 11.
Why do this? Portland gets the center they've been after forever and fill out their front court. They only need a point guard(Nash) and they are set to compete in the playoffs. The Bulls shed 20 million in salary the next two years when you factor in what you would pay the picks.
Hamilton is someone to be traded for whatever you can get in picks preferably but can take a player if that player is earning significantly less.
Brewer is being paid too much at 4.3 million so his option doesn't get picked up by the team.
Korver and Watson add up to 8.4 million so letting them walk saves even more money and helps with tanking the season.
The Bulls would have to match on Asik with the plan of starting him at center.
Extend Taj now if the price is right. He's extremely valuable on defense and underrated on offense.
With the money saved the Bulls can amnesty Boozer's horrible contract.
Rose will not play at all next season in order to get the highest pick possible in the 2013 draft.
6. SF Harrison Barnes UNC
He can turn into a similar player as Deng for much less than 12-14 million per year. Drummond or Sullinger have to go in the top 5 for this to happen which is a possibility.
11. PF/C Tyler Zeller UNC
He fits next to Asik perfectly in my opinion and can play center as well. A three headed attack of Asik, Zeller, and Gibson brings a lot to the table.
29. SG Orlando Johnson UC-Santa Barbara
The Bulls need to find scoring threats for their bench. Johnson is a risk worth taking to potentially get a second player who can create his own shot.
Rose on I.R. for the season -Note: The remaining roster will be filled with big one year contracts(to get to min team salary) to players who will help lose games
PG: Lucas, garbage, garbage
SG: Butler, Johnson, garbage
SF: Barnes, Butler, garbage
PF: Gibson, T. Zeller, garbage
C: Asik, T. Zeller, garbage... get my point?
Hello top 3 pick(Shabazz Muhammad, Nerlens Noel, or Cody Zeller), a ton of cap space, and the return of Rose.
2013 free agents worth noting:
Early termination option: Monta Ellis, Andre Iguodala
Restricted: James Harden, Tyreke Evans, Demar DeRozan
UFA: Manu Ginobili
Restricted: Taj Gibson, Blake Griffin, Serge Ibaka
UFA: David West, Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson
UFA: Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum
2013 Roster with everything working perfectly in the Bulls favor:
PG: Rose, Monta Ellis
SG: Monta Ellis, Shabazz Muhammad, Johnson
SF: Barnes, Butler
PF: T. Zeller, Gibson
C: Asik, T. Zeller
That's my dream scenario, it's not going to happen but what do you guys think?