Mullens Going 16th?
Mullens is the obvious pick. Terrence Williams is not because we have perimeter scoring. Have you seen Salmons, Gordon, and not to mention but Deng is coming back 100%. Alright, uh... oh yea, Hansbrough is not the pick because he offers no specific need. We know he's a worker on the inside but as history tells, that bullish stuff don't work on the NBA level. You can ask Laundry, Baby Davis, Craig Smith, and Kris Humphries if it work. All those guys are limited but decently productive when healthy. Another possible selection is James Johnson. I love the way he talks, it just cracks me up. I wish my voice sounded that funny. James Johnson is the only one I would prefer get picked by the Bulls if it isn't Mullens. His inside-out game reminds me of Jamison. His body type can get linked to Caron Butler or Ryan Gomes. He probably will leak out from the underground and manage to have a great career like Manu managed to do. At last, we have a guy named Earl Clark. This really don't need a explanation but what the heck. GarPax won't draft him because he doesn't seem like their type prospect. He's the reincarnation of Tyrus Thomas but more skilled. He doesn't bang in the post or hold position as where can score on the block. It just won't happen from all accounts. I could be wrong, very wrong. Now my case for Mullens is simple. If Brad Miller can here and gave this talented team a boost, just imagine what Mullens will do eventually. The worst case, he can turn out to be the Rasho of Pacers or Spurs. He can runs the floor great for his size and looks light on his feet. He also possess a great back-to-basket hesitation. That allows him to get most of his points last year. His turn-around jumper looks polished. The dude skills look NBA ready but his body isn't to no ones' surprise. He must get strong and he put emphasis on the highly acclaimed interview from DraftExpress. You have to take a gamble with the 16th pick, why not, Marreese Speights was selected there with many other successes. This dude is catching a lot of spit balls like Brook Lopez did last year. I wouldn't pass up on a dude that had one of the toughest upbringings. His finesse style should take advantage of those open shots that Ty.Thomas mismanages to. You don't pass on a Center that talented, especially when you have one of the pure Point Guards in the league. I see Rose accepting this as the challenge of his sophomore year, making Mullens shine.
I agree with you man. I can't understand where people are coming from not being high on a athletic big with the teen picks.
People aren't big on Mullens because they haven't yet seen solid production like at OSU. They would rather take proven talent over mad potential.
TWILL OR DEJUAN BLAIR...mark it down!!!
Mullens is lazy and lacks effort. He could have been great at OSU, but failed miserably because he did not have the right attitude.
the bulls have gray, miller, noah all playing the 5. why add another one? for the future i guess? but blair fits a need and i think he'll go to the bulls at 16th the latest.
Millers has a huge contract that is about to be done and he does not look to be part of the Bulls future. his year would give Mullens a chance to grow.
Bulls dont need Blair...the only thing he adds to our team is rebounding and toughness, other then that, he wont do anything for us. Noah isnt a center and Brad Miller is on his last year of his contract and i doubt the Bulls bring him back because we are looking to bring in big talent in 2010. Aaron Gray? Come on now, he never sees the floor. The pick is clear, Mullens wants to be a Bull and the Bulls want him too, D Rose can make him better.
They want Bosh and they need Blair. He brings TOUGHNESS, REBOUNDING, SCREEN-SETTING, HEART, SKILL CHARACTER, AND LEADERSHIP on and off the court , which quite clearly Mullens does not!!!
Bulls wont take Mullens because they were the ones who tried the Eddy Curry/Tyson Chandler experiment.
Both failed in Chicago. Tyson paired up with CP3 and finally had a breakout year. Eddy Curry had at the time the potential to be the next Shaq - he was just really lazy like Mullens. To this day he still is a scrub and a defensive and rebounding liability.
PITT, we all know you love Blair, but frankly he is not what the Bulls need. I would take Ellington over Blair, especially if Ben Gordon is not coming back. If Tyrus, Noah and a free agent big-man make it to Chicago and remain on the roster post 2010, then Blair will ride out the bench with very few minutes. He would only play when your three big men have foul trouble. Drafting someone because of "screen setting" is not worth a couple of million $ a year.
Dude, I love your analysis and trade scenarios, but we disagree on Blair.
That's the kind of energy off the bench Blair would give the Bulls. I'd say they need that. That being said, they also need TWILL and Sam Young. Both would be excellent fits for the Bulls.
Give the Pitt players a rest. Please : )
Don't need a third power forward. First of all he probably won't be there at 16. I certainly wouldn't trade up to get him either. Secondly, he has bad knees. If Gordon is gone, we need a replacement more than a few minutes of energy at PF. That's really what Noah is supposed to be all about.
Simple as this, Gray won't be here because Bulls run a uptempo style with the addition of Del Negro. Then you don't trade for someone that has limited upside. Why are Bulls draft Blair anyway, think about it, he's not a option to score down-low. If you want a Bulldozer, then you go after some undersized Forward through Free agency. You have Brandon Bass whom I think is better than Blair. You have Baby Davis. You have Laundry. It's so many work horsemen out there. If they didn't play Cedric Simmons then I know it isn't no way in hell they draft Blair, especially after Tyrus Thomas improvement. I love TWill because of his humor in the locker room. He would bring so much life here. I think we really don't have that guy besides Noah, whom is more on the goofy side. TWill is mature and knows what at stake. Though, he really serves no huge purpose with Deng coming back. Plus, he has said in many interview he doesn't want to score. He looks at himself as the Point Forward. I'm positive Gar Forman know Mullens offers more intrigue. Matta wanted him to stay so him hampered his confidence. Mullens can score with them soft hands and run the floor like SF's. He won't have pressure on him because you have Rose and not to mention, Hinrich might stay after all. It's just so many veterans on this team that can lead him. If Tyrus Thomas was rejuvenated after being a head case at LSU, it's no worry that Mullens can achieve that presence we need.
Were the 2nd and 4th picks overall not the 16th..in a draft which is weak overall, instead of taking a role player, why not take a risk with a middle pick on a guy who has potential to one day become a very solid starter..To me, Mullens is the pick there if Blair is gone, and I would maybe consider Hansbourgh IF the Bulls plan on trading T-time..If not, then Mullens is the pick
Again, Mullens does not fit the CULTURE the Bulls are looking for. Blair and/or TWill are the guys they like. It's a case of HEART and INSTINCTS over HEIGHT and POTENTIAL.
Blair > Mullens...all day, everyday!!!