coldfish wrote:OK, I have to ask. Many of you want a team that would be clear favorites over Miami or OKC.
How do you even get that? What does that even look like? Trade for Howard and then somehow convince Blake Griffin or Kevin Love to sign for the MLE?
You guys are going to be miserable . . . . forever. The Bulls don't have MJ anymore. They aren't getting two more top 10 players.
The Bulls are about as good this year as they realistically are going to get. I guess I see why you guys want to trade players for lottery picks. Its a one in a million chance, but maybe you land multiple top 10 players in a row with lottery picks(like OKC did). If you guys truly hate anything less than that to the point where a 60 win team and a 15 win team are equally miserable, then you are right. Blow it up.
Short of being able to trade for a Dwight Howard or some other pie in the sky, I don't stand pat anyways.
The Bulls do have a fairly reasonable rationale if they at least decided to reload with a slightly different cast. Namely, the financial rationale. Beyond that, there are the basketball reasons of which are a possibly injury prone roster. And I believe that if you have a team that can never seem to get over the hump, and needs supreme effort and defense to supplement neccessary scoring, that kind of roster can get stale after awhile. and oft-injured rosters generally don't get much more healthy than they are in their mid 20's. I shuffle the deck and try something different.
It possibly comes down to the way different fans look at things. As good as they are now, they can't break through for one reason or another. I doubt they could do it consistently (break through), unless they were as young and fresh as the Thunder. But they aren't. They have guys like Deng Noah and Taj who will be older than the Thunder studs when Rose comes back on line 100%, and they as a group are usually banged up. I am one of those people who likes to attempt to build a dynasty as opposed to just being real good and hanging around in the playoffs until they can have one magical year to win it all once. So as risky to the status quo as it may be, I would take the reckless path. But my core is Noah, Rose and hopefully Mirotic. Maybe Taj can hang around too. Given the financials, the Bulls can use this next year to retool and trade a package with Deng as the centerpiece. I cash in the Bobcats pick ASAP while Rose is as young as possible. I don't wait. I trade into this years lottery if I can.