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Bulls FA thread
« on: June 26, 2010, 04:21:32 PM »
were getting close...so im starting a new thread to post any related FA article and discussion

interesting article in the Herald...says that Joe Johnson is all but the Bulls, unless they don't want him, sounds like Johnson will be a Bull come July 8th....an interesting scenario would be signing JJ and James, and then Trading Deng and possibly Taj in a sign an trade for one of the available power forwards that may not command max money..maybe Boozer?  :confuzed:  even though i'm not thrilled with Boozer , if we had James and JJ to go with Noah and Rose, I guess I wouldn't mind him, if he could stay healthy.

Rose  PG
Johnson  SG   Under Max
James  SF   MAX contract
(Boozer ??  PF)   Under Max  sign and trade
Noah  C

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=390364&src=150

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Johnson anxious

Joe Johnson is ready to sign if the Bulls are interested.

A replacement for Hinrich is available if the Bulls want to spend the cap room they just created on Johnson.

There has been talk for months that the Atlanta shooting guard was hoping to land in Chicago and nothing has changed. Johnson was already a summer regular at the Berto Center, based on his friendship with Bulls guard Jannero Pargo, a college teammate at Arkansas.

Johnson would answer the Bulls' need for better outside shooting. He averaged 21.3 points last year, his fifth straight season of at least 20 per game, and shot 45.8 percent from the field.

One issue, though, is if the Bulls end up with Johnson and James, what would they do with forward Luol Deng? A trade would be in order, but it will be difficult to move Deng because of the $51 million remaining on his contract.

Maybe if the Bulls included Taj Gibson, they could pull off a sign-and-trade for one of the available power forwards.

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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 09:54:51 PM »
Prospects look good for getting LeBron. Everything is gravy after that.

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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 10:25:29 AM »
If I had to guess today...I would say the Bulls get Bron and Boozer. Bosh would be ideal but thats just insane if we get Bron and Bosh. My guess is JoeJohnson and Bosh go to NY, Miami gets Amare, and the Nets get Rudy Gay. But in reality its all in the air. JoeJohnson might be a Bull but I think they opt to get a big man capable of scoring and go with a guy like Kyle Korver or Mike Miller to plug in at the 2 spot as an outside threat, also trading away Deng and Taj in order to get Boozer-JJ-James leaves us thin on the bench. I'd rather have Deng and Gibson off the bench with a guy like Korver at the 2.


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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 11:20:01 AM »
If I had to guess today...I would say the Bulls get Bron and Boozer. Bosh would be ideal but thats just insane if we get Bron and Bosh. My guess is JoeJohnson and Bosh go to NY, Miami gets Amare, and the Nets get Rudy Gay. But in reality its all in the air. JoeJohnson might be a Bull but I think they opt to get a big man capable of scoring and go with a guy like Kyle Korver or Mike Miller to plug in at the 2 spot as an outside threat, also trading away Deng and Taj in order to get Boozer-JJ-James leaves us thin on the bench. I'd rather have Deng and Gibson off the bench with a guy like Korver at the 2.



Joe Johnson has all but said he wants to come to Chicago...so unless the Bulls don't want him, i don't see the Bosh and JJ to NY scenario playing out

Also Deng is too expensive to be coming off the bench...he either starts, or they have to find a new destination for him..
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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 12:43:26 PM »
Joe Johnson has all but said he wants to come to Chicago...so unless the Bulls don't want him, i don't see the Bosh and JJ to NY scenario playing out

Also Deng is too expensive to be coming off the bench...he either starts, or they have to find a new destination for him..

My guess is that the Bulls would rather hold onto Deng and bring in Lebron to play the 2...then Bosh is ideal if not Boozer/Amare. I think Noah is a nice, young center but we need low post scoring. JJ and Bron gives us a great backcourt but a weak front court. I'd guess JJ is low on the Bulls priorities.

EDIT - They could always bring in a cheap 3pt specialist to play the 2 when the Bulls go small or bring Deng off the bench.

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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 01:12:10 PM »
http://blogs.dailyherald.com/node/4287
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=390534

man, I keep hearing Bosh and James to the Bulls....a lot of sources keep saying that


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The Bulls' first meeting during the NBA's free-agent negotiating period may be with Toronto's Chris Bosh.

Teams can start making direct contact with free agents beginning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. It's not clear where or when a meeting with Bosh would take place, but the Bulls would like to sit down with the all-star power forward quickly.

The Bulls are hoping to get a free-agent commitment before they meet with LeBron James in northeastern Ohio later this week. Bosh is their first target, with Atlanta shooting guard Joe Johnson a likely second choice.

According to multiple reports, James plans to host six teams for recruiting pitches, beginning with the Nets and Knicks on Thursday. Cleveland, Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers are the other teams expected to meet with James. The Bulls are hoping to be the last team to make a presentation to the two-time MVP.

One issue is the Bulls probably won't have enough cap room to offer two maximum-salary contracts. So they'll either have to convince someone to take less money or make another trade. The Bulls conceivably could send a player or two back in a sign-and-trade deal to land one of the free agents.

The New York Times on Sunday quoted an anonymous NBA executive predicting James and Bosh will both sign with the Bulls. Those predictions should be taken with a grain of salt because a New York radio reporter claimed later in the day another unnamed executive thinks Bosh is ticketed for Miami.

ESPN.com reported the Knicks plan to meet with Johnson shortly after the free-agent negotiating period begins. It's possible New York is Johnson's backup plan if the Bulls are able to land James and Bosh and can't pull off a deal to create extra cap room.

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The New York Times quoted an anonymous NBA executive saying he thinks LeBron James and Chris Bosh will both sign with the Bulls.

"I think it's a done deal," the mystery executive said.

Bulls may be front-runner in James sweepstakes

This falls in line with last week's Yahoo.com story claiming James' advisor William 'World Wide Wes' Wesley is telling people he expects Bosh to join LeBron in Chicago.

Like I've written before, the Bulls feel good about their chances of signing James and Atlanta shooting guard Joe Johnson, but don't have a good handle on Bosh's intentions.

Miami is a nice option for Bosh and Toronto has promised to work with him on sign-and-trade scenarios, which could add teams without cap room to the equation, such as the Lakers, Dallas and Houston.

A Twitter message from an ESPN reporter suggested New York is a strong candidate for Johnson. I don?t think there?s much doubt his first choice is the Bulls. But if LeBron and Bosh do end up in Chicago, Johnson will need more options.
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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2010, 01:18:48 PM »
How could Lebron say no if we have a nucleus of Rose-Bosh-Deng-Noah? All 26 or younger  :wow5:

He comes to Chicago and we could seriously go on a 6 title run...if not more.

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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2010, 01:22:44 PM »
Bulls do not have enough cap space today for two max contracts.  Do you think Bosh commits early for less than max?

Do the Bulls have one more move in them to be able to take on two max guys?? 

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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 01:30:09 PM »
http://www.chicagobreakingsports.com/2010/06/nba-executive-lebron-to-bulls-a-done-deal.html

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An executive of one of the five teams in pursuit of LeBron James -- Bulls, Heat, Knicks, Nets and Clippers -- said he had gathered from discussions with fellow NBA executives that James was strongly leaning toward joining the Bulls in tandem with another free agent, Chris Bosh of the Raptors.

"I think it's a done deal," the executive said.

He said he thought James was going ahead with the meetings in Ohio "to be respectful to all these teams who jumped through these hoops."
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Re: Bulls FA thread
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010, 01:31:30 PM »
Bulls do not have enough cap space today for two max contracts.  Do you think Bosh commits early for less than max?

Do the Bulls have one more move in them to be able to take on two max guys?? 

sign and trade with Toronto for Bosh would do it...if Bosh insisted on Max money...I think Toronto would take Deng, better Deng then Nothing for them.

and if the Bulls did off load Deng in a S&T, they would probably have money left over for a SG
If you don't read the papers you're uninformed. If you do read them, you're misinformed - Mark Twain