It ain't like B-Easy is a prototypical 4. It ain't like he's a architypical big. At 6'7 230 pounds, he's smaller than Rodman. Nocioni could take him. No doubt he can score the ball, but is he a true PF? Still the lingering doubts about our draft day luck will persist until D-Rose either proves he's worthy of being just the 3rd guard (after Magic and A.I.) to be drafted since the inception of the lottery.
Our biggest need since trading away Big Eddy Curry is a low post scorer. Team rebounding can mask individual weaknesses in that department, but there is no mask for that glaring hole in the middle.
So what to do? Pray that we suck enough to get a crack at Blake Griffin? Trade an arm and a leg for some overpaid locker room cancer like Z-Bo Randolph, just because he put up 20 and 10 on a bad team? Let the Grizz make that mistake. We're never gonna get that special Brand/Duncan/Howard talent in FA to put us over the top. My suggestion? While Donnie Walsh is trying to wheel and deal, let's bring back the original homeboy. It's time for Eddy Curry part deux.
I know, Pax hurt his feelings, but Curry never really wanted to leave. We could offer up the expiring contracts of Gooden and Cedric Simmons. Curry's deal expires in 2 years, so no long term contract issues. The Bulls are a team of role players; Curry's role doesn't have to be defense; he doesn't have to be the first option either. We can run the ball through Noah in a half court set and with his passing he can dish to the perimeter for a long jumper, to a slashing Deng for a mid range floater, or to Curry for an easy dunk. We'd still be a primarily jump shooting team, with a legit post option. If things don't pan out, move salaries and try to get Amare Stoudamire in 2011.