Chitownbulls wrote: kulaz3000 wrote:
That’s not the point. The Bulls already had JR Smith and Paxson dumped him for nothing because he wasn’t “ his kind of guy.” You can’t be that closed minded in this business. Also this being a hard working good citizen stuff is really not as important as Paxson makes it out to be. Finding guys that will help your team win and get to the next level is what is important. If Paxson were the GM in 96 does he pass on Rodman for those same reasons? You can’t maximize your success if you are unwilling to take calculated risks when necessary.
You can not compare adding someone like Rodman to the Bulls when they had estabished alpha leaders like Jordan, Pippen and Jackson. Or when JR had LeBron to crack him into shape. Compares to someone like Rodman or JR being added to a young and impressionable team. You're not making a fair comparision without also factoring in the unique situations of both teams.
That said, I don't disagree that there are situations where calculated risk should be made, and Paxson has shown he can make those types of decisions at times, when he signed Rondo who had his own reputatoins as a prickly player, as well as Ben Wallace. Both failed of sorts, however, let's not act like he only ever brings in only good character guys through and through because he only plays it safe.
GARPAX thinnking.. PASS ON TALENT, Give me the
Aaron Gray, Cameron Bairtoes, Paul Zipser, Erik Murphy, Joeffrey Louvergne, Jerian Grant, Cam Payne & Ryan Arcidiaconos of the basketball world!
you know your argument is failing when you resort to complaining about 2nd round picks, very few of whom ever have serious "talent"
oh, and "talent" is completely meaningless. production is all that matters. gimme mark jackson, brad miller, andre miller and ginobili over kwame, darko, beasley, wiggins, josh smith, darius miles, derrick coleman and "baby jordan" all day