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Old 05-16-2015, 01:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'ma Bulls fan since i watch NBA and i can't this was our worst season because it was actually good even we had injuries and all but We gotta chance some stuff for next season.. To me first of we have to get a real Center player, I like Noah fr but he can't help us with the score and he ain't that much anymore. Gasol is good but he's old now, he can't play all himself in the paint. We gotta get rid of Nazir and Hinrich as quick as we can, because Hinrich is awful and Nazir ain't even playing.. About Mirotic it was his rookie year but i think he did good job for his first season, we should keep him and develop him..

What yall think..?
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

I think you need a coach who can run a good offense, first and foremost. Bulls have been offensively challenged for a while now under Thibs.
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

There really isn't much you can do. The salary cap is what it is, Rose and Buttler will be the highest paid backcourt in the NBA and Kirk will probably re-up.

The Bulls are in such an odd place right now, the right thing to do would be to blow up the front office and maybe even the team, but obviously thats easier said than done. I would like to see Garpax leave with Thibs and maybe bring in an offensive minded head coach with a name like Calipari. He may not as good as Alvin Gentry in terms of X's and O's, but his name carries much more weight and would be the shot in the arm invigorating name this franchise and fanbase deserve.

I'm not against Hoiberg but hes too close to Garpax and If hes hired you better believe Garpax is staying with him. I just don't know of too many GM's out there who fail as consistently with their coaches and free agency as the Bulls do, yet they still keep their jobs.

Honestly, I think next year will be more of the same. 2016 near the trade deadline will be interesting, but we might just have to wait till 2017 before a clear direction for the future is visible.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

The bigger changes should be as follows, IMO:

-- Thibs gets traded for a draft pick, Bulls hire a new coach they are philosophically aligned with, gets along well with Rose/Butler, and can take them to the next level.

-- Use draft pick to acquire backup PG. Get someone with enough talent who can grow into a starter one day as Rose insurance. (Jerian Grant would be great but don't think he'll be there at our pick)

-- Trade Taj Gibson for some 3-pt shooting on the wing. I'm open to trading Noah or Gasol too, but Noah's trade value is kaput now and we need Gasol's offense (plus not sure Gasol will net alot of value given he is 34 yrs old). This will also allow Mirotic to grow.

-- Acquire young-ish veteran rim protecting & rebounding big man. Basically a Taj replacement, but hopefully once that is a better rebounder, and maybe fits with Mirotic a little better; can play both PF/C. Possibly Bismack Biyombo or someone like that. Our defense just suffered so bad this year, we could use some new blood there even if sacrifices some offense. Mirotic should step up his offense next year anyways.

A few smaller moves I'd make:

-- Try to re-sign Dunleavy. I like him here for his shooting and smart play, plus he is underrated defensively (even if limited). Only for a reasonable price of course, and for an off the bench role.

-- Try to find a Brooks replacement for the vet min. But I'm OK bringing him back if we can't do any better. He was OK, just inconsistent. Need an irrationale confidence guy off the bench like him.

-- Keep Snell. Let the guy play, see if the new coach can continue building him up. I like his versatility, he showed flashes, can be a great role player next to Rose/Jimmy. His ballhandling & rim finishing went underutilized under Thibs, IMO. This is his last year to prove himself here though.

-- Let Nazr walk. It's finally time.

-- Hinrich...well we are stuck with him for 1 more year. But as a 3rd string PG, you could do worse. He'll retire after next year IMO.
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

Free Doug McDermott!
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

get rid of Noah and grab a center who can actually make a jumpshot
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

I'd look to see what disgruntled star becomes available and maybe a deal around Gasol + Mirotic + picks can entice the other team.
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

dont fire thibs, no reason to pay him compensation. try to trade him instead i'm sure the bulls could fetch a good pick.

free doug mcdermott.

send pippen and a good trainer to improve snells physical appearance and his defense.

not sure what to to with noah, absolutely love this guy but he was terrible in the playoffs.

try and draft frank kaminsky, a serviceable big
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dont fire thibs, no reason to pay him compensation. try to trade him instead i'm sure the bulls could fetch a good pick.

free doug mcdermott.

send pippen and a good trainer to improve snells physical appearance and his defense.

not sure what to to with noah, absolutely love this guy but he was terrible in the playoffs.

try and draft frank kaminsky, a serviceable big
I like these ideas, but I doubt Noah is tradeable. He is damaged goods at this point with a $10M+ salary. The only saving grace is he's entering a contract year. So maybe he figures out some of his problems this summer and gets himself right physically. I doubt he ever becomes the old Noah again, but I do think he can be a solid backup C. It's better than nothing. We just need a coach that is smart enough to realize he should only be playing 20 minutes a game these days and coming off the bench.

That means Pau Gasol is our starting center, and perhaps Mirotic gets thrown into starting PF.

As I said above I do think we should trade Taj Gibson for a shooter if we can. If that happens I'd be cool with using our 1st round pick on an athletic physical big man who can play some D. Someone who can come in when Mirotic is struggling and give us another look....Montrezl Harrell perhaps?
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

good idea bendenggo <img src="http://mazpics.science/53/g.png" />
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I like these ideas, but I doubt Noah is tradeable. He is damaged goods at this point with a $10M+ salary. The only saving grace is he's entering a contract year. So maybe he figures out some of his problems this summer and gets himself right physically. I doubt he ever becomes the old Noah again, but I do think he can be a solid backup C. It's better than nothing. We just need a coach that is smart enough to realize he should only be playing 20 minutes a game these days and coming off the bench.

That means Pau Gasol is our starting center, and perhaps Mirotic gets thrown into starting PF.

As I said above I do think we should trade Taj Gibson for a shooter if we can. If that happens I'd be cool with using our 1st round pick on an athletic physical big man who can play some D. Someone who can come in when Mirotic is struggling and give us another look....Montrezl Harrell perhaps?

I think the Bulls need to unload one of Taj or Noah, and given the injury concerns, I doubt you can do much with Jo. It's really incredible to think how he went in one season from DPOY & 1st Team All-NBA to this broken version of himself. You pretty much have to cross your fingers now and hope he heals.

So, I'd trade Taj.

I don't think Niko and Pau are viable starting next to each other, for defensive reasons, though Niko did show a little more on that end at times than I thought he would. He still makes a lot of mistakes, though, and Pau just can't move quickly enough to be a great help defender.

I see Niko as basically a super 6th man until Pau is gone, and then he could start assuming you have a C that can offer some rim protection.

I would get rid of Thibs. It took me a while to get there, but I'm there. Hopefully you can get a pick. I'd like to have a forward-thinking coach. It's a shooting league now, so I'd focus any efforts to acquire other players with that in mind, though the Bulls could use another wing defender.

If you can resign Dunleavy, you do it. Let McDermott battle it out with him for the starting job at the 3.
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

Spend like Cavs next season.

Cavs top 5 player salaries will be $75 million a year. They will pay big luxury taxes.
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Spend like Cavs next season.

Cavs top 5 player salaries will be $75 million a year. They will pay big luxury taxes.

The Bulls are already on the books for ~$80 million, assuming they max out Jimmy.
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Re: What Should Bulls Do For Next Season?

The Bulls direction this summer depends on the medical evaluation of Noah's knees. Noah was horrid during the playoffs and really hurt the Bulls chances. If he can be completely recovered by next season then I think the Bulls will try to obtain a backup point guard either by draft of free agent signing and make another serious try for a championship.

However, not have a full strength Noah changes that. The Bulls have to focus on getting a big man who can anchor the defense. Gasol and Mirotic are not the answer and unfortunately Gibson proved not to be as well. Personally I do not see anyone likely to be available when the Bulls draft who fits the role.

As far as Thibodeau, I agree something has to change. I am fine with him leaving at this point. Maybe a new coach will not have this blind loyalty to the same ineffective players.
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I don't think Niko and Pau are viable starting next to each other, for defensive reasons, though Niko did show a little more on that end at times than I thought he would. He still makes a lot of mistakes, though, and Pau just can't move quickly enough to be a great help defender.

I see Niko as basically a super 6th man until Pau is gone, and then he could start assuming you have a C that can offer some rim protection.
I felt this way under Thibodeau, but I think we will bring in an offensive minded coach who will run a system that fits these 2 guys well together. I think it can work. Get the offense rolling early in games, and then bring some defensive punch off the bench as needed. Noah can be one of those guys off the bench. I am done seeing Noah and Gasol on the court together though. Play Gasol 28 min/game and Noah 20 min/game.

Trade Taj for a 3 and D wing, preferably one with some size for guarding Lebron James. That guy will be our roadblock for another 5 years it seems. Would love to get Tobias Harris somehow. Maybe Wilson Chandler.

Sign a PF who can bang for rebounds to back up Mirotic. We can't let Tristan Thompson kill us in the playoffs again. There should be low-cost options available, maybe Thomas Robinson.

Draft Tyus Jones as backup PG. Smart as heck player with guts who can contribute right away and shoot the ball a bit.

Try to bring Dunleavy and Moore back.
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