Now that we have cap-space to land a top Free-Agent what is the best case scenario for us this off-season?
I think we should target Chris Bosh - If we land Bosh we will have a hole to fill at the SG position and we all know Kirk is not the long-term answer for the position. We really would need a shooter who could stretch the defense and create room for Rose and Bosh to operate.
We currently have a draft pick that will fall somewhere in the middle of the 1st round. The best player available that would fill a need would be Xavier Henry of Kansas. Right now Draftexpress.com has him projected as the 15th pick, which would be around where we would be picking. Henry is a 6-6 lefty who can shoot the lights out and is only 19.
If we were able to draft him we would have a three-guard line-up of Rose, Henry and Hinrich. With Rose, Bosh and Deng Henry would not have to carry the scoring load and could focus on his D and spot up shooting. As far as bigs we would have Bosh, Noah, JJ and Taj. I assume Asik will be available next season and we could always bring Miller back on a smaller salary.
I think this is the most realistic and best case scenario for the Bulls this off-season. Bosh would be the oldest player in that starting line-up at 26. Rose would be 22, Henry 20, with both Deng and Noah 25. Our line-up would look like this:
PG - Rose / Hinrich / D-leaguer ?
SG - Henry / Hinrich / D-leaguer ?
SF - Deng / Johnson / Minimum Vet ?
PF - Bosh / Gibson / Richards ?
C- Noah / Miller / Asik
This team would have everything you could want. Outside shooting (Henry, Deng and Kirk), Low-post scoring (Bosh, Gibson) , Defense (Deng, Kirk, Bosh, Noah, Gibson), Shotblocking (Noah, Gibson, Bosh), Rebounding (Deng, Noah, Bosh, Gibson) and Superstars (Rose, Bosh). Give me your thoughts and let the race to 2010 begin!
Who should be the Bulls main target this off-season?
Bosh (76 votes)
Wade (28 votes)
Lebron (44 votes)
Johnson (4 votes)
Boozer (3 votes)
155 total votes