STL: Should the Bulls have kept Asik?
Mon, 11 Mar 2013|
The SportsTalk Live panel discusses Jeff Van Gundy's comments regarding the Bulls allowing Omer Asik to walk in free agency last year - 3/11
Saying he should or as Jerry Reinsdorf and Bulls should or should not. All I'm saying. Impacts your ability to win. And half the all right is he right because I call that half a dozen guys later coached against the whip. Who are familiar are working in the NBA they all said they had to have just one or the other and either roar. They'd rather have Gibson then she can do they said. -- not gonna start over joking with an all star. What's your take a tend to agree with that but I think we'll let Paul -- go. They lost a distinct advantage Tom Thibodeau relies on defense is defense is built on protecting the rim. And when they wouldn't go that size advantage you won a game changer off the bench and -- error in his way did that these guys duel with -- and offense Vinnie Johnson types. O'Meara did it the other teams don't opponents for the Bulls got a lot closer to ordinary. When their little little girl put. Steve they're there wasn't like there wasn't an outcry. When they lost -- -- I didn't I don't are huge outcry there was one from you from fans or from people in the league because I think there's a difference of what you know I just I I. I I don't know how to qualify though they did offer him four different times the Max they could pay along he was a -- it could pay him enough and his agent said we hit free agency it's seven to my friend were not taken that deal you're gonna hit a home run and they were right you know I talk to him. John Paxson about that and he kind of talked about a plan that went awry it wasn't Konrad Derrick Rose being heard obviously Gibson who's been injured guys are coming and going -- I characters on dependable. But that bench mob. The Bulls truly miss that I -- chorus having a great year. Asik was having where it was just a tremendous. Just thinking you had him behind -- is astounding in -- Once you don't sign him you let somebody else have a and that hurts to having that guy in the league he played tremendous game against a Bulls. While that the whole bench mob had a personality that this new one does not have -- and I think that. I think that really hurts. The way -- explain it. We couldn't keep them we could not we did not have money to keep them for a -- here is what scared them off the court -- but that third year -- deal with that. At that point I just don't think that you blink one when the short time. Then look I covered Indiana and Miami last spring after the -- series and then the Bulls were eliminated Chris Bosh got hurt. If a key player gets hurt one of those Big Three. Somebody could step in that bad boy and one out doubles if Derrick is back and working as -- about. Well they're real now he's suited to run the -- gonna go nuts now who here you're golf championships coming. Got a chance to get there come out till next week. Okay if Derrick came back today. We get off the year they announced their growth is back here the next game he's played Wednesday night at Sacramento. How good can this Bulls team because I don't believe there is any chance they make the Eastern Conference finals even with their back. Thought I disagree with that I think they could be I think they could rev it up again they're not as good as they -- a month ago. There's no doubt I think this team sagged when all the questions about -- return sort of to emerge. And and I think that they would need to sort of get that back you know in the book The -- what they had in January. When Joakim Noah was having this career year and and Wheldon also went to the all star game. Com but I think they're capable of doing that Eastern Conference finals not -- everybody is going to be Miami must Miami suffers a setback. But. Is that a reason I'm off to just say it loud we'll get to next year this town has enough of that. -- isn't there there's not a tough thing though for them to just. Brought it back up because like you said this team has -- the longer this thing goes that continues to be a bigger and bigger distraction. It seems like it would be difficult it's a difficult sell to me to think that the Bulls could rev it back up and become. A team that could make it to these. And Georgia they would have been great. The start of all this the bulls' Derrick Rose should serve and I can be back this year at all going back to last spring. Can take more than a year. For you to come back at the very end of the season he won't be older adapt very well we're just write it off one year off and he'll be combat a 100% in 2000 and the start of 2013. -- good reasons for that to mean let's face it if Derrick Rose were to come back and you know we have some would you know. If you were to get re injured it. If he comes back this spring and that happens they can say he was in the greater -- the wall try to believe that. If he comes back in October those -- real injury Rolen of course I mean it really. That was going to happen it was fate it was you know his his. And then she'll you know unless you've had and I have not -- people who do it. It seems there's a period were full physical and amateur they're just freaked out there there walking along -- like I just don't know. If I have the power the strength and the stability that I once had and it's becomes mental.