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PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#1 » by Oe00246 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:16 pm

Today on PTI, Bulls/Heat was the first topic, at the end of the BULLS/ HEAT comments Woody Page said Bulls and JR Smith are talking, and that JR Smith just bought a house and Chicago. Also they confirm Bulls very interested in Dwight also.
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#2 » by davhern » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:19 pm

Oe00246 wrote:Today on PTI, Bulls/Heat was the first topic, at the end of the BULLS/ HEAT comments Woody Page said Bulls and JR Smith are talking, and that JR Smith just bought a house and Chicago. Also they confirm Bulls very interested in Dwight also.


I didn't see the segment, but isn't it likely the thing about buying a house was poking fun at the LBJ house shopping rumors?
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#3 » by blumeany » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:20 pm

Oe00246 wrote:Today on PTI, Bulls/Heat was the first topic, at the end of the BULLS/ HEAT comments Woody Page said Bulls and JR Smith are talking, and that JR Smith just bought a house and Chicago. Also they confirm Bulls very interested in Dwight also.


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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#4 » by Judrix » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:22 pm

I'll believe it when I see it. I am going to stay in Bulls depression mode with all these injuries.
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#5 » by Cliff Levingston » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:26 pm

It's quite possible that the Bulls have a verbal agreement with him: sign him for the minimum when he's ready with the intention of signing him long-term next offseason. We've even had that discussion here about a nice way to possibly improve the team while cutting some costs: letting both Brewer and Korver walk next offseason, Butler takes Brewer's role over while Smith steps in as the leader of the second unit's offense. That would be sweetness.
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#6 » by darthkiller » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:26 pm

cool time machine bro, since PTI starts at 5:30 pm
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Post#7 » by MVP Rose » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:27 pm

so glad to hear that our FO is being proactive..JR Smith could potentially help this team out a lot, particularly as a second ball handler and instant offense off of the bench.

If its true that the Bulls are targeting JR Smith, Kyle Korver should get traded have his minutes significantly reduced for a player that can impact the game in more facets.
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#8 » by bullsnewdynasty » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:28 pm

Oe00246 wrote:Today on PTI, Bulls/Heat was the first topic, at the end of the BULLS/ HEAT comments Woody Page said Bulls and JR Smith are talking, and that JR Smith just bought a house and Chicago. Also they confirm Bulls very interested in Dwight also.


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Although I don't know if Paige's sources are any good.
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Post#9 » by Ralphb07 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:29 pm

Think he meant Around The Horn
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#10 » by Judrix » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:29 pm

darthkiller wrote:cool time machine bro, since PTI starts at 5:30 pm


I think he meant Around the Horn because Woody Page is usually on that not PTI.
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Post#11 » by Ralphb07 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:32 pm

I'd be thrilled to get JR Smith. He'd instantly bump KK out of the rotation and you'd have Brewer to back up Deng. KK is nice insurance to have on the bench...

I think when healthy we're good enough to win it all as is but that shouldn't stop us from filling holes we have. The one hole we have is a legit 6th man off the bench
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#12 » by JonnySharp » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:35 pm

I just shiz my pants!
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Post#13 » by kyrv » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:35 pm

There has never been a real estate report that ended up false.

This is breaking news.
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Post#14 » by MVP Rose » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:35 pm

Cliff Levingston wrote:It's quite possible that the Bulls have a verbal agreement with him: sign him for the minimum when he's ready with the intention of signing him long-term next offseason. We've even had that discussion here about a nice way to possibly improve the team while cutting some costs: letting both Brewer and Korver walk next offseason, Butler takes Brewer's role over while Smith steps in as the leader of the second unit's offense. That would be sweetness.


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If this is true, Korver should be as good as gone. 5$ million dollars for a player that can't even stay on the court due to abysmal defense, and inconsistent shooting. Much rather spend that money on a player that can create his offense (yes he's inconsistent but at least he is a player that can take you off the dribble and break the defense down), can play better defense when motivated, stands up for his teammates, can create his own shot.

At the halftime show of yesterday's game, I believe Magic Johnson said that he thinks the Bulls can beat Miami and win the championship this year IF they can find a guy to bring some instant scoring off of the bench. I think J.R. Smith could be that guy for the Bulls.

-The Heat have Cole, Miller, Haslem off of the bench
-The Sixers leading scorer is sixth man Lou Williams
-The Pacers have Hansbrough on their bench to bring some offense.
-The Magic have big baby.
-The Thunder have James Harden
-The Jazz have C.J. Miles
-The Clippers have Mo Williams
-The Mavericks have Lamar Odom

The fact of the matter is, the majority of playoff teams with championship aspirations have at least one guy that can come in and bring some instant offense to provide a spark, which often times can be the difference in the game.

I think J.R. Smith, along with C.J. Watson, could do that, without sacrificing much on the defensive end under Thibs' guidance.

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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#15 » by Rerisen » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:35 pm

How much chaos does his family have to cause in China to get him out of there?
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#16 » by Trm3 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:36 pm

Ralphb07 wrote:Think he meant Around The Horn

Yeah, considering Woody is on that and not PTI.
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Post#17 » by boogydown » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:37 pm

Cliff Levingston wrote:It's quite possible that the Bulls have a verbal agreement with him: sign him for the minimum when he's ready with the intention of signing him long-term next offseason. We've even had that discussion here about a nice way to possibly improve the team while cutting some costs: letting both Brewer and Korver walk next offseason, Butler takes Brewer's role over while Smith steps in as the leader of the second unit's offense. That would be sweetness.


My thoughts as well.

Talk about an offseason. JR Smith and Rip Hamilton.

I just don't see Kyle Korver fitting with this team. We need a reliable scoring guard. Korver when cold is worthless and it's usually the case against superior teams.
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Post#18 » by JonnySharp » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:37 pm

JR Smith would be an awesome 6th man.
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Post#19 » by Payt10 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:38 pm

Yeah I heard that too. Not sure how to take it. Obviously I'd love for JR Smith to be here but the question is, will he accept the league minimum?
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Re: PTI confirms JR Smith and Bulls are talking 

Post#20 » by jc23 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:39 pm

Remember when people said lebron bought a house here and what not. ya.
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