Free Agent Signings
The Bulls need to lengthen their rotation and need a shooting guard. They don't want to spend a lot of money, so they should be looking at the likes of Rashad McCants, Anthony Parker and Luther Head. Both Head and Parker are from the Chicago area and can provide minutes. They could also play small forward and hit 3's, though not to the extent of Ben Gordon. McCants might cost a little more, but they could sign him for a longer period of time because he has a better future in the game than the other 2.
Too bad they drafted the way they did. Shawn Marion would have and still may be a good pick-up. I think he will sign for a reasonable number and could be insurance for Deng if he's injured. He'd also be a good mentor for Tyrus Thomas. Bulls are stressing defense more this year which suits Marion and they could also use another scoring option. If they didn't have to guarantee Taj Gibson's contract, this would be a no-brainer. I think it still would be a good fit and would like to see it happen, though I haven't heard much about where "The Matrix" will wind-up. Now that Turkoglu is going to Toronto, he will be looking for a team. My hope is that the Bulls will be that team.
just dont even mention luther head please, what does luther head and defense have in common anyway? i think anthony parker will go to cleveland, don't really see rashard mccants and the bulls getting along. a name that is out there that no one is talking about is josh childress, i just dont know if the bulls want to spend the money at the midlevel exception that childress would want, considering the bulls trying to make the 2010 push. Shawn marion also doesn't look good just because i dont see the bulls making a big offer to any player including the full midlevel. And dont think that bulls draft was bad, they had a really good draft and once you see these guys play u'll be singing a different tune, just dont jump on james johnson and gibson after they start playing good.
I don't expect to jump on Gibson. He will never play. He's 4th on the power forward depth chart. How can he possibly be considered a good draft pick??????????????? You want a power forward at, draft Blair!
Btw, what did Ben Gordon and defense have in common? We need a scorer and may have to swallow a little lack of D.
i hope u dont agree with luther head, even tho ben gordon doesn't know how to spell defense luther is no where near BG, like luther is chillin on pluto compared to ben. everyone is gunning on gibson but isn't dejuan blair 6-7 power forward, with no ACL's? im dejuan blair was so good why didn't the pistons draft him? joe dumars said they would draft players that would contribute right away, wouldnt that be blair? all im saying is he got all his hype from the media and nothing major from the nba analyst/experts. maybe ur right on blair, we'll see.
I'm not a fan of eithe4r Head or Blair. I do know they need a scorer to replace the 20 Gordon gave them and these type players usually come with deficiencies. Pargo isn't the answer. I was against them drafting Blair at 16. The one and only thing I disliked about Johnson is the fact that Chris Paul told his team management to stay clear of him. Chris Paul is the most level headed NBA player there is, and he went to Wake Forest. Can you say RED FLAG!?!?!?!? Having taken a forward at 16, they needed a guard at 26 and Ellington stood out like a soar thumg. Blair at 26 makes a lot more sense than Gibson. Sono, I am not thinking Bulls had a good draft, and I will aqdmit I'm wrong when proven wrong.
With Anthony Parker signing with Cleveland, I'd like to see the bulls sign Rashad McCants, he'll help vill the offensive void left by Ben Gordon's departure
We just signed Pargo for $2 mil so I doubt the Bulls will sign another offensive 2 guard like McCants.
I think the only position left to sign is a backup SF in case Deng gets re-injured. Assuming Johnson is a PF we dont have a backup since Salmons will play 2 guard mostly. Cheap High risk players like Gerald Green and Rodney Carney would be fine. Personally I would like Jamario Moon since he can contribute defensively with Deng healthy and has proven he is a capable starter in his first 2 seasons.
I like this kid's game. He was once compared to Brandon Roy and Shane Battier, before he had some ankle issues. Well, now he is healthy. So, maybe VDN and his staff can help him discover his potential.
Hopefully, the Bulls give him a FAIR and HONEST look. I think he could really help them this year.
Additions like rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, trade acquisition Ben Gordon, amnesty claim Brendan Haywood, and free agent signee Ramon Sessions all make this team look a whole lot better heading into 2012-2013, at least on paper, and further development from young players like Gerald Henderson and Bismack Biyombo shouldn’t hurt anything, either. Adding to the optimism is the fact that there are a lot of people who believe new head coach Mike Dunlap is good enough to bring it all together.