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why its all kirks fault... v. -3-3=12

sitting here watching ben wallace in the celtics v. cavs game and also reflecting on a recent thread about Chandler I think management messed up by not letting them play together.  The Bulls traded Chandler to free up space both on the floor and in the checkbook.  That summer they also signed Captain Kirk Hinrich to a fat longterm deal (4 year $10.2 million).  Ben Wallace and the success in detroit came with Rasheed Wallace playing next to him.  when on the Bulls Wallace was it down low, except for Joe Smith... and it was too much for him to handle.  he was injured and stunk.  He didnt deliver when we played Detroit in the playoffs.  But BW is playing well for the Cavs and i think him at pf and Z at C is pretty fearsome.  Makes me think what BW at pf and Tyson at 5 coulda been.  I think both would have enabled each other to reach the peak of their games, but alone both were set up to fail.  In many ways this move was also made due to a misplaced overconfidence in the overall guard play.   I don't think too many GMs would disagree that Chandler is more valuable now than Hinrich, dunno what theyd say about wallace v. hinrich, yet we we got rid of both big guys kinda sorta because of kirk, no chandler meant wallace was doomed.  If not for Kirk's contract the bulls may have been able to afford the luxury of 2 amazing bigs. yea offense would be a problem, but kirk's offense isnt the answer or existent or worthy of a starting roster spot on most teams.

not sure if this is chronologically accurate but if the above were true and we had not resigned kirk but invested in both tyson and BW then Ty2 would not have been drafted, but Brandon Roy instead.  This would have given some needed offense to a poor scoring frontcourt.  Ah what could have been...

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