Chcago Bulls Offseason:Why would LBJ be embaressed playing in MJ's house?
This post has by no eans been created to influence the idea of LBJ going to Chicago just to make people understand it should not be ruled out just because od Jordans legacy.
Over the past couple of weeks media, forums and articles have been ruling out Chicago as Lebron James's destination due to the fact that he will be overshadowed by Micheal Jordans legendary stature. I believe that is all garbage and if you believe that then Shaq should never have gone to L.A., Garnett should never have gone to Boston, nor should have Allen.
Why would Lebron be scared of playing in MJs house it just doesnt make sense to me.He understands MJ is the best ever, he respects that, and he definitely could create his own legacy in Chicago.Bryant is now being considered by many to be the greatest Laker of all time, over Magic Johnson, Jerry West and other Laker greats. His performance is what will grant his legacy not the colour of his jersey, and by now he should know if he wants to have any kind of a positive legacy he will have to win.
Currently Miami is in front of the pack in the Chris Bosh negotiations, offering warm weather, a S&T giving CB4 a max contract,and Dwayne Wade.I believe if LBJ spreads the rumour that he wants to go to Chicago (all he has to do is tell his agent and all the major Free Agents will know), we will see CB4 in a Chicago jersey before the draft.If LBJ wants to go anywhere else we will see Chris Bosh in a Miami Heat jersey before the draft.
Chris Bosh will be the first major FA to switch teams and will create a domino effect.I think if Bosh goes to Chicago Lebron James will end up there and if Bosh goes to Miami Lebron James will not end up in Chicago.Plain and simple.
Also I do not see Toronto taking on Dengs contract without Toronto already getting rid of Turkoglu and/or Calderon so there is quite the dilemna.They will not take the risk of having Calderon, Deng, and Turkoglu, on the payroll for a combined $123 million dollars the next 4 years! Also Chicago will have to move Dengs contract and/or Hinrichs contract if they want to make this Rose,Lebron,Bosh idea work longterm.so Toronto would have to ship Turk over to Sacramento for Nocioni and Calderon to New York for Curry, and picks.
If all that does manage to happen I see Chicago paying a pretty penny to dump Deng's contract and a possible trade looking like this...
Chicagos 2010 1st Round Pick
Charlottes 2010 1st Round Pick
I know your gonna say...thats way to much for Chris Bosh and some cheap role players...Well look at it this way.
1)Beating Miami out for this trade is more like acquiring CB4,LBJ, and all the top role players.
2)Although Deng is just 25 moving his contract will be extremely hard and to recieve such quality for him in all reality is not easy.
3)1st Round Picks cost a bit of money and Chicago will probally become a team that sells their picks sooner or later.
4)I think we are all undervaluing how much of a bond CB4 has for Toronto and Toronto's management has treated him well so he will return the favor by giving them some power and ultimately value.
5)Chris Bosh is the most important FA target in the history of NBA Free Agency because he is the first piece of the puzzle.
With all this said I still think Bosh goes to Miami for everythhing they have other than Wade, just because I dont see teams doing backflips for Turkoglu and Calderon.
Whether you agree with me or not within this article you remember I wrote it and watch when my predictions come through...
Srry i meant Chicago's 2010 1st Rounder
and Charlottes 2012 first rounder
"According to two sources with knowledge of the thinking within the inner circle of LeBron James, the Chicago Bulls were a late addition to the list of teams he would genuinely consider in order to establish an alternative to the New York Knicks should he decide to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer.
There are three distinct components and motivations behind the strategy:
The first is to quell the loud rumors that James has had strong interest in signing with the Knicks as a free agent, which had been building for almost two years and were perceived to be on the verge of spiraling out of control after the Celtics knocked the Cavaliers out of the playoffs. Indeed, the New York chatter had literally become a chorus when the Boston crowd serenaded James with “New York Knicks” chants moments before the Cavaliers were eliminated in Game 6.
The second is a legitimate concern that although playing in New York would be the most exciting basketball experience for LeBron and hold the greatest business potential, it may also prove to be an exhausting and complicated endeavor. LeBron's confidantes are comfortable in their current roles and are concerned that the New York atmosphere could be overwhelming, perhaps upsetting the balance of power that surrounds James. Should James decide to end his time in Cleveland, Chicago offers a big-market alternative to the Knicks with what some close to James view as less risk than New York, as well as a Midwestern atmosphere that would be more familiar to them.
The third is that James has expressly given his team wide leeway to manage his affairs as they see fit and explore the full range of possibilities ahead of July 1. The thinking is that by making it known that Chicago is also a viable destination, James and his team will be able to secure the best terms once he is finally ready to make a decision. This primarily relates to outside business deals that LeBron's team has been exploring since his season ended, but could also involve greater leverage over the team operations of whichever club James chooses.
It is difficult to say which is the prevailing purpose among the three, and that answer may vary depending on the opinion of each member of James’ inner circle. But LeBron's team has been savvy about calculating their efforts to make it known that New York is not the only – or even the most likely – destination should James depart Cleveland. These efforts have been implemented by way of frequent discussion from one member of James’ team about the potential of LeBron choosing the Bulls, or by calculated leaks to the media from another member. Much of the latter has taken the form of anonymous information provided to select members of the national media
In addition, one source maintains that LeBron has developed deep trust in the opinions of at least two significant figures – Warren Buffett and Jimmy Iovine – who are officially outside of his now-famous team. The same source claims that one of these two high-profile advisors to James stated, during a business meeting approximately two months ago, that LeBron would sign with the Knicks this summer. It is important to note, however, that this statement was made prior to the Chicago speculation that has dominated ‘The LeBron Watch’ ever since the Cavaliers were eliminated from the playoffs.
Both sources insist that LeBron will make an independent decision about whether he stays in Cleveland or signs elsewhere.
James himself provided clues about his mindset during an interview with Larry King on May 31. James said he will make the final call on which team he signs a contract with this summer, and indicated that discussions with other top free agents could be a key part of the process.
“It will be fun to get all the free agents together and, you know, figure out a way how we can make the league better ... you may be able to pair with a - with a group or one or two guys and - and better that franchise and guys better these franchises,” James told King.
“If you put me and Bosh on the same team, if you put me and Dwayne Wade on the same team, a lot of teams would be much better,” James said.
At present, only the Knicks and Heat will have enough salary cap room to offer two maximum-salary contracts. The Bulls could conceivably acquire Bosh or Wade in a sign-and-trade with the Raptors or Heat respectively, though they would almost certainly be forced to send Joakim Noah in return."
Chicago is just being used. AND there is no way they get Bosh with that crap, Noah would have to be involved. Toronto will want to rebuild if Bosh leaves, they don't need a 4 year 52 million dollar contract on a slightly above average player.
Moving Noah is no ways a deterrent from getting LeBron and Bosh on the same team as Derrick Rose. Ole' Sidespin can be replaced. He is a nice player and will have a long career, but assembling difference makers is far more important than holding on to role players. Why Toronto would want anything to do with Deng's future money is beyond me thought. The only way I could see that is if they could get rid of Jose Calderon's equally awful contract, and I do not know why the Bulls would do that.
I agree and disagree with you.
Noah is not the "Key Piece" to this trade.Toronto will be afraid of Noah's attitude and dislike for certain cities.After seeing Alonzo Mourning buy out his own contract when the traded Vince Carter, the Raptors will make sure that doesnt happen again.
Acquiring 2 1st round draft picks, Deng25, Johnson23, and Gibson25 gives Toronto a young nucleaus and good defensive depth.
But Lebron to Chicago is most likely a tease...I also think that too much has to happen for Bosh to go to Chicago so I have him going to Miami.
Although Bosh has said he wants to be a franchise player, and in Chicago I dont think he will be in Rose's shadow at all but I do think they would equally share the spotlight.
He will be in Rose's shadow solely because Bulls fans have a hard on for Rose and overrate and over-hype him every chance they get. because he is from Chicago.
Read the whole article lmao.I said the only way Bosh would come to Chicago is if Deng goes to Toronto.The only way Deng goes to Toronto is if Calderon and/or Turkoglu goes to another team..
Goodpoint BK Baller.His commercial appeal would certainly be brought down by Rose's superior commercial appeal.That is something that seems to be on Boshs list.
"Read the whole article lmao.I said the only way Bosh would come to Chicago is if Deng goes to Toronto.The only way Deng goes to Toronto is if Calderon and/or Turkoglu goes to another team.."
I saw mistakes up and down and just skipped to the response of bkballer. Sue me, fix your mistakes first. First, with the idea that the 2010 pick can be dealt for Bosh, which it can't. Second, with the 2010 Charlotte pick. The pick is for 2012 and is lottery-protected for that year and declines in protection from then. Third, the Bulls were a better team when Deng was out and John Salmons played the 3. The only worry is whether the team would be able to dump the contract, not whether they would be able to replace the "quality" of player. The point remains though that Toronto would not accept that garbage offer. Let's say they pawn off Hedo to Sacramento, they get back Nocioni's bad deal. Let's say they move Calderon to a team like Indy for one of their bad contracts, it does not clear room to take bad another bad contract. The Bulls would have no interest in Calderon as they have Rose, so this whole circular exercise is really quite pointless.
I fixed the 2012 pick and why isnt Chicago's 2010 pick traderable?
Evans and Banks can be easily moved
Nocioni for Turkoglu gives the raps like a 5 mil recoup
Calderon for Curry leave the Raps with an expiring contact
I am not sure the knicks would like Calderon for there system. He seems more half court oriented then what the Knicks want. Just don't feel that this trade will happen.
We do NOT get hard ons to D-Rose..*hides boner*
but seriously though, he is a hometown kid and there is that same kind of excitement and pride that LeBron got when he was drafted by the Cavs. With that being said, Bulls fans would not overlook LBJ or anything like that. There are tons of fans that would love to have LeBron and I don't think either would overshadow the other. They both would benefit from teaming up because they'd win and that's what Chicago fans are all about
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