How blessed are we, Bulls fans, to have a guy like Marco Belinelli? damn.. He's been having a terrific and solid year with the Bulls... In fact, he's been so good that I almost forgot that we have Rip Hamilton (who has been disappointing this year) on the team... Should the Bulls bring him back next year? He's been clutch in a lot of games this year... wew!
Fizer, I think so. Hamilton was a nice thought, but when all is said and done, he's proved to be better in that system than I initially thought he'd be. He's a great role player, and a guy you can get for a nice price.
the thing about Marco was he was the guy I wanted to be in a Bulls uniform way back when I was playing 2k10.. to get him to play for the Bulls in real life is a dream come true..lol
Rip Hamilton has been strugglin with injuries all the 2 years he's been with Chicago.. Joewolf, who do you think should the Bulls go after in the free agent market next season?
Call me crazy, but I'd love to see Ben Gordon come back and for them to get Okafor as Noah's backup. I feel they're close, but they don't have a lot of room to go out and get guys. They just need depth, IMO. Kirk or Butler could start at the 2 and Gordon could be a bench spark and an aging Okafor would be a great backup for Noah.
haha.. I'd call you crazy.. I used to love Ben Gordon but ever since he left the Bulls, his game has steadily declined... I watched him play for the Bobcats and I can honestly say he's nothing more than a chucker right now... well, even during his Bulls days he was jacking up bad shots but at least they were falling... BG has been pretty bad the last 4 seasons in the NBA...
Emeka Okafor would be a perfect back up for Jo but will he accept a lesser offer?
I still think Mayo is the answer at the 2 spot for the Bulls. The only thing I believe is keeping them away from a title run is not having an upgrade at the 2 & 4 spots.
from a strictly stats perspective he doesnt seem to be doing that good. He is shooting 41% from the field and 37% from 3. For a guy who can struggle on the defensive end. I have not seen him, play more than 1 or 2 times though, some guys are more valuable because they do the little things that dont show up on the stat sheet. I would much rather have kyle korver who is shooting 46% from the field and from 3.
Korver is bar none one of the best pure shooters in the league. He's great at what he does and if the Bulls were constructed a little differently I'd definitely take Korver over Marco, but the fact is that the Bulls lack creators on offense. Marco's not amazing at creating offense, but he can handle the ball some and get his own shot. He can run PnR, he can shoot jumpers off the dribble and he can handle in transition. Korver's great when he's coming off screens. His teams can design a whole section of the playbook around his ability to come off screens and shoot, but if he's run off the 3 pt line he really can't do anything with the ball. Bulls fans saw that a lot the last couple of yrs. Opposing teams would overplay Kyle and close out hard, forcing him to either put up a highly contested shot or give it up since he cannot attack off the bounce. At least with Beli you have to honor his ability to put the ball on the floor. Marco's not the long term answer at the 2, but he's a nice stopgap and I wouldn't mind if he stayed on the team for a few yrs.
Marco is not that great but he is a clever player who knows his limits. He always try to do the right thing on the court and this is the main reason many coaches love him. When he was young in Italy he was a crazy player... but today he is no more. I think he is better from the bench and, in that role, he is a very useful player.
I agree with you, Marco has been playing solid basketball all season long, nailing three game savings. Bulls has a nice core, only a couple of pieces from a serious contender with Rose back. I think that we need another frontcourt addition more than a SG, because I really think Jimmy Butler could develop into a nice starting two-way player, perhaps not the one who scores 30 a night, but the one who plays hard nosed defense, rebound and score whenever he's asked to score. They still have that Charlotte's pick, which I believe could help to find the right piece, via trade or via draft.
There are plenty of solid SGs available this summer (Redick, JR Smith, Nick Young, to name a few) but Bellinelli has done some things for the Bulls. I just hope they find some way to get rid of Hamilton. And they need to amnesty Boozer so they have some cap flexibility. They basically let their entire bench minus Gibson walk last summer, signing Bellinelli, Nate Rob, and Nazr Muhammad to minimum level contracts. You don't do that, and then STILL pay the luxury tax. So yeah, they need to drop Boozer for sure.