[jbj suggested one in the recap, and then didn't do it because he embraces chaos. Taking this one from another thread -yfbb]
Why not try a Deng + Charlotte Option for Eric Gordon….
Butler can be our SF just fine and is probably as good a defender with better hands. Gordon adds the scoring spark we desperately need (I understand we take the injury risk). We add the Charlotte Option to give us leverage, since Deng’s expiring gives us little. Bulls roll out:
Rose (33 MPG), Hinrich (10 MPG), Teague/James (5MPG)
Gordon (35 MPG), Hinrich (13 MPG)
Butler (35 MPG), Dunleavy (13 MPG)
Boozer (32 MPG), Gibson (16 MPG)
Noah (35 MPG), Gibson (10 MPG), Nazr 3 MPG
….of course we need Derrick to get back in rhythym.
Or a Deng + Gibson + First Round Pick for Pau Gasol….
Rose 25 MPG, Hinrich 20 MPG, Teague 3 MPG
Hinrich 15 MPG, Rose, 10 MPG, Dunleavy 15 MPG, Butler 8 MPG
Butler 27 MPG, Dunleavy 18 MPG
Noah 25 MPG, Boozer 23 MPG
Gasol 32 MPG, Noah 10 MPG, Boozer 3 MPG, Nazr 3 MPG
Of course it doesn’t work if Rose can’t get in rhythym…