Apparently, nobody told the Bulls that they are allowed to start signing free agents. (footnote: Jrome) I know they are sitting back and waiting and trying to do the smart thing, but isn’t that what put the Bulls in there current state? The wait and see and weigh out every possible scenario is a recipe for meritocracy not excellence. I would rather take the Bull by the horn and make things happen. Deng & BG are complimentary players not All-star. Why don’t the Bulls get a budding All-star in Josh Smith?
The Bulls should overpay for Josh Smith and hope Atlanta’s management is too scared to match the offer. They already have Al Horford at the power forward position and Marvin is not the answer at SF. Let the Hawk settle for Deng while the Bulls steal an All-star.
The next step is to solidify the small forward position. The Bulls could keep Noce playing SF and be okay, but I would rather shoot for the moon. The Pistons want a shake up. Trade away Noce & Tyrus for Tayshaun Prince. The money works and Tyrus has to have some value for Joey D because he has played absolutely nuts vs the Pistons.
Finally, sign BG to 7 – 9 million a year. Without Noce’s reserve contract, the Bulls could afford to pay Ben his money. Kirk could stay around to ease in Rose to the point guard role. By the time Rose, is ready to take over Kirk will still be an affordable serviceable vet.
(I hate when people show the depth chart, but here is the gist of it)