CTL: Do the Bulls need to make a move before the deadline?
Tue, 5 Feb 2013|
The CTL panel discusses if the Bulls should make a move to bolster their roster before the NBA's trading deadline - 2/5
When you when you hang your hat on something if you're Tom Thibodeau his team its defense so I think that they're gonna play better as Brad said. They have been a little bit shorthanded lately I think contributes to that and -- -- joking on the line of -- better defensive team without question. I think -- Indiana is a very good team to meet for the Bulls it still comes down to whether they're gonna be able to score enough. In the playoffs when it's a half court game. And if they can't agree then I think the thirteen in the might be able to get to the finals but I still. O'Neal -- before it conference. The conference finals of those they -- the conference finals I don't they're going to the NBA finals -- -- -- -- of the conference but I think that they could because see anyway well but here's why if if the Bulls can make a trade. That can get them another -- what do you -- very well I don't think that you have a lot of options but I was taking some looks today and I think that you might be able. I know the salary cap is difficult the JJ Redick I knew that I know people are gonna say -- Redick JJ Redick not to -- -- But JJ Redick has got to shoot the three he can stretch defense is what you've given me get him you can only take up to 200000 more you -- the hard cap for the NBA well that's that's the biggest problem for the Bulls and you have to decide it. What you need to do to make something happen is they're currently constructed I don't think that they have enough scoring. Together and you've clearly been hangs kept law did the best player isn't inability right now -- -- that. If you would be so foolish to go forward this season. Wind Derrick Rose comes back. Win in a way Bartlett the agent right up six when he comes then is is a miniature going to be limit. Did it but he's a free agent period actually straight penetrate. You're trading impatience. And uncertainty for Derrick Rose. And possibly June that's -- you do what you're getting him back that's a mid season deal when he comes back. Things got to change you gradually start to build towards something this franchise does not what one is not going to overreact. To losing in Indianapolis when you have passed your team's injured that's still -- -- way in the top eight at the Bulls have a losing record against the Pacers yes. Well they're very good goalie verbal coach didn't look at it. But certainly did did we talk about this before the show. The zone until wade. They play for tense and yet they're set up to me this regular season team. And they hustle and he did the try hard factor is off the charts for them almost every other team in the NBA has made squared it. Every once in awhile they take one off that doesn't happen -- Bulls when the Bulls get to the post season. Nobody takes a night -- that -- so that advantage that they have. In the -- series and that's exactly. Please that's why you need to add another horrendous at one point two million dollar salary laurel I mean he got while he only has one year left on his doesn't matter and I think maybe a guy like OJ Mayo in Dallas. He's got a bit pretty easy contract to work with -- only giving up on -- taking off this team that you can rip reliable now a free agent at the end of the season once I know I'm not saying that he's that desirable to the NBA it's not contracts flops it's not always about. Player for player and so when you're looking at. Contracts that you get rid of the maybe the Bulls are able to get creative in the draft pick. I mean listen that this is our -- and have to deal with that. And for them to overreacting OK we've load. You don't rip Hamilton for all -- and that's not gonna park here three realistic here three games I went to. My NBA source he is mr. mark sandusky and made some calls here are three potential trade targets that are disgruntled where there rat. Now wanna get out from under what the ideal and I mean why would Minnesota trade Kevin laugh well he wants out of there looked. It's great so -- you would have to give them a ton back. Nobody steak and losers money so I don't see it the way anyway that type of deal happen but I will. I looked at Tyreke Evans today and Rudy Gay was one more he just went to Toronto if you're the kings and that's another thing because all these players that -- -- looking at today I kept thinking myself. Can the Bulls make this happen from a player sample and I think they can make it from eight matching contracts standpoint but Tyreke Evans is a guy who. As says he's 24 years old he's a pretty good young player the kings staying very good not a thing where -- so I mean -- -- games where he has one -- -- dozen more money. Unload or get rid of him that's unless they were getting some of them are really good or bad ordinance saying well he's a scorer. You get Eric Gordon and then you bring back within weeks of getting bring back Derrick Rose that the the make a whole lot of sense to mesh those two. Look this this basketball stuff is great theater I mean it's great talk. But it's fantasy. This is team rooted in reality they're not going to do this sort of thing they're getting Derrick Rose back to back and overreact. And they think they can be competitive in the playoffs. This year if he's at the level where they think that yeah I just don't believe offensively. It in the playoffs they can get -- these -- putting the final this is what they're lacking right now we really look at the player lacking a playmaker -- -- fact that they're slower but that they're gonna get a play making guard when he comes back this and we're talking about. They miss O'Meara they miss a defensive presence that Nazi Mohammed has not been because he's just looks to all they need -- Thursday a 611 defense and I. I thought I think did -- scoring. I and I realize they're gonna -- You can now. Able to take that up the right see that because. They have no flexibility I don't think the timing is right to make that move now I. -- it would be he can total fantasy to think you can make a run it's a championship with Derrick Rose -- complains -- A little bit I don't know that it is though because if he's if he's healthy and playing like Derrick Rose okay. In the previous years Carlos Boozer was not giving you what he's giving you right now if Joakim Noah comes back healthy and I know that the -- for Chinese has been an issue for him before. I think he is a step improved from where he's been in previous years you've talked about it Derrick Rose become an Adrian Peterson on the hardwood though was so we don't know -- -- I agree don't know what he's gonna be that's the ultimate while not gonna make a trade because he's not going to be back in time but if he's healthy and he's playing at the level the week we we know Derrick Rose to play at all of a sudden I think. That the Bulls secondary piece is if you added another score they can stretch your defense a little -- give you the opportunity us.