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The Bulls should ride it out instead of making a trade.


Let me begin my argument by saying that I do agree that we cannot win a title with a black hole shooting guard. But guess what, nobody expected us to win a title or even seriously compete for a title this season anyway. Sure from the beginning of the season we were called the dark horse candidate to win, but nobody really projected us winning much more than 50 games and probably a second round exit in the playoffs. Now because Derrick Rose has taken his game to legitimate superstar/MVP level we as fans and the media have also raised our expectations for what this team can accomplish which is both good and bad. Its good because fan expectations do in some part (to the degree is arguable) push the organization  to continue to compete and get batter. Its also bad because it can lead people into a "win now" mentality which for us in unnecessary. Kobe  needs to win now because he's playing one one leg and his game is only going to diminish, our superstar is 22 years old and baring any injury (knock on wood, throw salt over the shoulder) we have a 10 year window where will should be competing every year.

One of my biggest reasons I'm not too big on trades is because the talent on our bench typically is better than most teams in the league. Our bench has arguably 3.5 starters on it (Taj, Korver, and Brewer who'd I'd start as a defensive guard over Thabo and Raja Bell) and Thibs with his defensive scheme is able to crush opposing second units. But the main reason why I say no trade is because of something I heard Ric Bucher say a few weeks ago. On the ESPN NBA Today pod-cast he said that one thing that is almost positively going to come with the new CBA is a hard salary cap, and teams over that cap are going to have to release players to get under the cap. Now providing that what he said is true (about teams having to release players) imagine that the league has a hard cap set at for the sake of argument 70 million dollars


According to team payrolls found here http://hoopshype.com/salaries.htm the Bulls would be in an incredible spot. The top 4 teams you would pick over Chicago, Lakers, Celtics, Magic, and Mavericks all would be over the cap and would have to release a bunch of players and kill their depth. Other teams like Utah, Atlanta, and the Spurs are so close to the cap that they can't add much to get better. Even Miami with the way that the contracts are constructed are going to have a harder time each year putting out a quality team with 3 players taking up 75-80% of the payroll. While the Bulls being so far under the cap plus being smart with contracts are going to be able to put together quality teams year in and year out for the next 10 years.


Now I realize that this is just speculation at this point, but I guess my point is this: being an NBA GM is a lot like gambling. But right now we as a team an an organization are ahead. We are exceeding expectations and are thus basically playing with "house money" so lets not get greedy and allow our expectations to push us into something that will hurt us in the long term. Just think, Boston is only going to get older and worse, same as Dallas and LA/Kobe. Howard is talking like he wants out of Orlando but even if he doesn't does the new Orlando really scare you? They don't to me because at least the last Orlando played defense. This new Orlando team that all of the analysts  love hasn't had a quality win since they luckily beat Boston 2 days after their trade. When they played them again the lost. They lost to OK, NO and the beat Dallas without Dirk so it doesn't really matter. After that they've really just been beating up the dregs of the league and when the play a good team the lose, kinda like Orlando in the playoffs last year. Miami will always compete but I still think when completely healthy we match up with them well because we're strong where they are weak (PG, C and Coaching Thibs is better than Spolstra not that Spolstra is a bad coach) and defensibly Brewer/Rose play Wade as good as anybody and Deng guards Lebron as well as anybody and we have 5 quality bigs we can throw at Bosh.


I guess my point is this, we got this far by being patient lets not get greedy and try to win it all now when we don't have to and possibly do something that will be far more damaging int he long run. 

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