Mixing it up today, how about some local coverage?
- KC Johnson has a good look into 'team Bulls' and their preparation for the presentation to James this week. The entire amalgam of Gar Paxdorf will be there, and likely Tom Thibodeau as well.
John Jackson woke up to relay this info, that the window for the James presentations (Bulls aren't going first, is all that seems to be confirmed) would allow the Bulls to target Bosh first, and then use that as part of the pitch for LeBron. This definitely works for me, as if even they don't get James, Bosh is a fine consolation prize, he seems like clearly the most eager to leave his home team, and it eliminates the possible super-team in Miami. And it's way better than my Joe Johnson assumption.
The problem is, depending on the final cap figure, that even if they used Taj or James Johnson (or both) in a S/T for Bosh, they wouldn't have max money left to sign LeBron outright. There's always a Deng-for-depth deal, though the one to Orlando for Pietrus/Gortat doesn't save '10 cap room.