I'm starting to get a little nervous about basing the future of the franchise on next summer. Sure the draft picks may become more promising as the season progresses (here's hoping NY continues its streak and goes 0-82), but the free agents list looks horrible, and much worse with Nene having another serious injury. But something I find interesting is that 1) the T-wolves have looked awful so far and may not make the playoffs a second straight year, and that 2) the Bulls are one of the only teams that can make a realistic trade offer for KG, who is making 18/year now and is signed through 08/09 when he'll make 24/year. Seems like for a team to have that much $ tied up in one player and still be competative, they would have to be a top revenue team like Chicago (I think the Bulls were 3rd last year). If Pax could pull that off and still keep most of the core intact (maybe deal Deng, Sweetney, maybe a draft pick, and Thomas for his contract) wouldn't that put the Bulls somewhere in the top 4 in the East this year, and arguably with the Pistons and Pacers in the years to come? I imagnie this only works if KG pushes to be dealt, but not only is he one of the only true superstars in the league that look like they may be able to be traded for this season, he seems like he would be a great fit in Skiles' system.