I think it's fair to say that Gooden and Hughes represent the two major problems with this team. After watching tonight's OKC game, think about how much time they spent on the floor at two logjammed positions.
Hughes: Even with Sefalosha out tonight, Hughes' is a constant blackhole on offense. While he makes the occasional strong transition move, more often than not, the ball is moved around the circle only to be stopped at Huges who tries a pathetic move in order to get space for an ill-advised shot. He offers no help to the quick Derrick Rose offense that Vinny is supposed to be implementing. His name and contract are dictating that the Bulls use an overly-complicated and inneficient rotation.
Gooden:He is taking time from Thomas. Give Thomas 18 shots, and he'll find 18 points. Gooden's first half shooting, which must have looked something like 2-12 from the field, from excruciatingly frustrating offense. He too is a black hole. I'm tired of the ball moving back and forth, only for Gooden to recieve it, stop, hold it, cross it over and take a jumpshot. This is the exact same concept we hate on Thomas for. The difference is, Thomas can pull it off better and is actually a threat to drive. Until he leaves, Thomas can't possibly get a chance to play as a real PF in this league.
I hope the 40 minutes both guys played tonight are signal for a trade, and Vinny was just showcasing them. Because they are the reasons we lost tonight. Them playing 40 minutes put us in the league of OKC. And if you watched the game, it's hard to complain.