Someone here deserves an apology. We roast Sin for a lot of things and he deserves most of them but there is one thing Sin got roasted for that he was correct about and that was his infatuation two years ago with wanting Carmelo Anthony.
I don’t want to hear about his defense or his number of shots either. The Bulls had a clear opportunity to trade Noah and Deng for a top 5 talent to go with Rose and blew it…Period. Look I love Noah like the next Bulls fan but don’t tell me Omer Asik running the 5 would have been that much of a drop off plus we’d have Melo at the 3 to match Lebron in terms of scoring. Now contrary to popular belief, defensively Deng isn't stopping Lebron. Just because Deng makes him work a little harder doesn't mean anything. Lebron still get wherever he wants on the floor and probably has his easiest job defensively because he gets to guard a guy who can’t dribble for most of the game and then gets accolades for “shutting down” a tired Rose in the 4th qtr.
Because player development is their job, the Bulls front office was supposed to know what they had in Omer Asik and suppose to know that they could trade Noah for Melo. This was the move and that was the time. Because GarPax lacked the true courage to make the next move toward a championship we’re stuck with Reggie Rose quotes and waiting on Kevin Love. These guys are doing such a bad job that they can't even tank a season and stay under the luxury tax!
Like Doug Collins was an A to B coach, perhaps GarPax is an A to B front office. Would they have had the initiative to trade Olden Polynice for Scottie Pippen? Hate him or not, Jerry Krause was right. Organizations do win titles. Any team can get lucky with a lottery ball but it's what you do once you have that transcending player that makes the difference. Right here, right now, this organization is failing. The fact that we as fans have to even argue luxury taxes and hard caps is indicative of being fans of an organization more focused on finances than winning a title. Though badly worded and badly timed, Reggie Rose was right and so was Sin.