Over the last few years there have been changes to this team whether it be a new coach, a new General Manager, or changes in the roster. We've seen over paid players, players traded and players let go. We've also talk about the salary cap and players we had to let go as we prepare for 2010. But there is one move that wasn't made that sticks in my crawl. It may seem minor but it should reinforce the thought that this organization has no true plan...
I remember sitting on the couch on draft night awaiting the Bulls turn to pick a player with their 16th pick. I know at the time it seemed anti-climatic because the pick wasn't a top 5 pick, but yet and still it's a chance for a team to improve if they trust their scouts and draft smartly. To be honest , like many others here that night, if there was any chance of him falling to number 16 I wanted the Bulls to take Dajuan Blair. But as the Bulls pick drew near I started to realize something... Ty Lawson was still on the board.
I realize that during the offseason, all the Bulls could think about was getting some depth at the 3 position considering that they had already decided BG's fate and were going to be moving Salmons to the 2-guard spot and were trying desperately to move Tyrus. But here's my beef: What ever happened to taking the best player on the board? Right now the Bulls are struggling with FG%, 3pt shooting, and free throw shooting right?. Well right now Ty Lawson is among the top 7 in 3pt % (50.0), FG% (52.7), and Free throw% (94.1). If it wasn't for Brandon Jennings, this kid may be in the lead right now for ROY. It's the type of move that gives you productive depth and helps shape the plan. Don't believe me? Ask Miami how Mario Chalmers is working out.
You know sometimes it just isn't that hard to make the right choice. How difficult would it had been for the Bulls to draft a true PG that could back up your star PG for the next 5 years and oh by the way, give you some flexibility when it comes to maybe trading the great Kirk Hinrich? But no. We have a rookie tweener who's stuck on the bench right now. Meanwhile, the guy they took a flier on with their 26th pick is the one that is contributing. That fact alone let's you know that this organization has no clue what the plan is. Because if they felt so strongly about Taj Gibson, they would've taken him with the 16th pick. I mean why take the chance on another team grabbing him right?
So for those waiting for 2010, hoping that the Bulls make a big splash realize this: If we as fans can see how bad this franchise is being ran, what do you think Dwayne Wade, Joe Johnson, and Chris Bosh see?