Why The Bulls Should Use This Year's 1st Round Pick for a Trade...

If any mixture of Bogans, JJ, and our 2011 first round pick can get this team a competent SG for the rest of the year, the org. better jump on it.  I hear the voices, saying the pick is too valuable to give up for only a slight upgrade and rental player, and most times I would agree.  The CBA uncertainty turns that argument on it's ear though.  Whereas if this was an offseason like last year's where we could go in with about $4 mil of cap space to play around with, plus the short contracts of JJ, CJ, Korver, and Brewer, you could wait until around draft time and make a move.  But since no one knows what going to happen deals like that to get cap space aren't going to be happening in my opinion. 

Wait until closer to the deadline, when teams that aren't making it know they won't be making a push and pick up a rental.  It may not get us a championship, but it could get us to the Eastern Conference Finals, and the added experience for our core would be priceless.  Well worth the 1st round pick, especially if we can pick up a 2nd round pick in the exchange

Just in Case -- A peek at Class of '11 SG's

Projected 1st Rounders:

Harrison Barnes - not really showing much, probably staying, projected out of our reach anyway.

Josh Selby - too small at barely 6'2

Jordan Hamilton - description doesn't fit our style

Alec Burks - most interesting of the 1st round round prospects, but still not the shooter we would need

Bojan Bogdanovic - weak defender for Europe is all that needs to be said

Now look at the 2nd Round Prospects: (much better value and fits for the system)

Scotty Hopson

David Lighty - one of my favorites to help fill that SG spot next year

Justin Holiday - This guy's profile sounds right down Thib's lane, defensive specialist with a budding stroke

Austin Freeman - I really like this guy, I just hope he can get his quickness up enough to guard pro SG's

Gilbert Brown - another one of those defensive guys, that has a solid stroke

Durrell Summers - don't understand why this guy isn't already a star, he always shows up tourney time


Remember, this was the 39th pick last year, and I bet we all wish he was starting here.

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