I am not going to pretend to know any trade scenarios my math and logic just isnt that good. Do we want expiring contracts or quality players? Who the hell knows?
I do know one thing. Derrick Rose, Drew Gooden, Kirk Heinrich, Tyrus Thomas, and Luol Deng are all I want on this team. The Bulls are 3 - 11 without Drew Gooden. He rebounds, sets ACTUAL screens, AND HE KNOWS WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO BE WHEN THE BALL IS NOT IS HIS HANDS. Kirk Heinrich is a fundamentally sound basketball player. He plays the point. He can be the swingman we need, and he is leader on the court. He plays defense....I had more to say but that is enough. TT has so much talent that it is frightning. He is playing in his third season of NBA ball, and if I am not mistaken, his 5th or 6th year of actual organized ball. His skills are shaky at best, but his talent is unparalleled. Rose, well Rose is the best thing to happen to this team in 11 years. Deng is a sidekick. He can put up 15 and 10 a night and every team needs that, too bad it cost us 71 million, but so be it.
The rest of this team is hot garbage. Gordon and Larry Hughes could possibly be the most selfish players I have ever witnessed. They are chuckers and they are cancers to a team. Joakhim Noah is a freak show and a luxury player. What I mean by that is, teams that already have a steady level of talent and order can have Side Show Bob's who put up 8 and 8 a night, collect some fouls, and cash a check. This team cannot afford that. Aaron Gray is a waste of space. He is slow, cannot jump, and eats up minutes from TT that he could be learning more. I good give two craps about Nocioni. His BB savy is slowly wearing away, and that was the only reason to keep him to begin with. The foul on Ginobli wtih 1.5 to go, and grabbing the ball before it went out of bounds versus Minnesota, when it was off Minn, were deal breakers.
My list of 5 players is all I want and all I need. Paxson has lost his mind if he feels that anything more than these 5 are worth keeping.