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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#21 » by TeamMan » Wed Sep 9, 2020 10:58 pm

prolific passer wrote:Too bad the bulls got rid of Gilmore just a few years before they drafted Jordan. I wonder if Gilmore was part of the cocaine circus days pre-Jordan.?

The Bulls had a melt down after they lost to the Blazers in the Western Finals.

Afterward they were racked with injuries and lost some players to free agency, and were never the same.

Eventually they just decided to trade Gilmore while his value was still high.
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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#22 » by Adriano » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:03 pm

Gilmore was traded to Spurs in 84, the year MJ was drafted.
And the return was not that good (Dave Corzine).
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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#23 » by prolific passer » Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:17 pm

Adriano wrote:Gilmore was traded to Spurs in 84, the year MJ was drafted.
And the return was not that good (Dave Corzine).

Actually he was traded in 82 after the season.
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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#24 » by Adriano » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:58 pm

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prolific passer wrote:
Adriano wrote:Gilmore was traded to Spurs in 84, the year MJ was drafted.
And the return was not that good (Dave Corzine).

Actually he was traded in 82 after the season.

Sorry, my mistake. Nevertheless, the return was not good.
But, if we never trade him, we maybe never suck enough to get the 3rd pick in the 84 draft.
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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#25 » by Narigo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:30 pm

PG: Rose
SG: Jordan
SF: Pippen
PF: Grant
C: Gilmore

BE: Van Lier
BE: Walker
BE: Butler
BE: Rodman
BE: Noah
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SG: Sidney Moncrief
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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#26 » by TeamMan » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:22 pm

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prolific passer wrote:
Adriano wrote:Gilmore was traded to Spurs in 84, the year MJ was drafted.
And the return was not that good (Dave Corzine).

Actually he was traded in 82 after the season.

Sorry, my mistake. Nevertheless, the return was not good.
But, if we never trade him, we maybe never suck enough to get the 3rd pick in the 84 draft.

Even more incredible/fateful was that the Bulls could have drafted Clyde Drexler the year before they drafted MJ.

The passed on him and Portland grabbed him.

Drexler was so crazy good that the next year when the Blazers could have drafted MJ, they passed on him and the Bulls grabbed him.

But no one thought that MJ could be better than Drexler.
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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#27 » by prolific passer » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:14 pm

Drexler said after he was drafted that his natural position was really small forward. So him and Jordan could have played together.
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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#28 » by dice » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:55 am

TeamMan wrote:
Adriano wrote:[instagram][/instagram]
prolific passer wrote:Actually he was traded in 82 after the season.

Sorry, my mistake. Nevertheless, the return was not good.
But, if we never trade him, we maybe never suck enough to get the 3rd pick in the 84 draft.

Even more incredible/fateful was that the Bulls could have drafted Clyde Drexler the year before they drafted MJ.

The passed on him and Portland grabbed him.

Drexler was so crazy good that the next year when the Blazers could have drafted MJ, they passed on him and the Bulls grabbed him.

But no one thought that MJ could be better than Drexler.

drexler was the #14 pick and jordan was the #3 pick. drexler was not even a full-time starter until his 4th season. MJ was almost immediately one of the top 5 players in the league...maybe by his 3rd game:



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Re: Best Bulls before MJ? 

Post#29 » by Dresden » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:50 pm

Ugly Duckling wrote:This thread started out about the best all-time Bulls lineup and how it'd rank with others, but it's pretty clear the Lakers and even some other teams have better all-time lineups. So why not talk about the best Bulls prior to MJ? Love, Gilmore, Walker, Sloan, etc.? I'd love to learn some Bulls history


Prior to MJ?

Artis Gilmore
Bob Love
Chet Walker
Jerry Sloan
Reggie Theus

Honorable Mention: Orlando Woolridge, Norm Van Lier, David Greenwood, Sidney Green, Quintin Dailey, Mickey Johnson

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