From: The Chicago Sun Times
.....(Eddy) Curry, who led the league in field-goal percentage last season, still could evolve into a big-time player. The Indiana Pacers' Jermaine O'Neal turned into an All-Star after being traded by the Portland Trail Blazers, but Paxson doesn't think the situations are the same.
"From what I understood, Jermaine was a worker from Day 1,'' Paxson said. "Anyway, I'm not panicking. But I'm not going to be super-cautious, either. You just have to believe that what you do will significantly help your team.''
It would take a marquee player to pry Curry from the Bulls, but don't expect Paxson to join the bidding for the Blazers' Rasheed Wallace. If Paxson thought he had a shot at the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, who becomes a free agent this summer, he probably would package Curry in a trade for Wallace, whose contract expires after this season and frees up $17 million.
But the Bulls have been burned before by risking everything on free agency, and it appears the Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns have a better shot at Bryant.
Then again, Paxson likely would jump at the chance to deal Crawford, Fizer and Antonio Davis for Wallace. The Atlanta Hawks' Shareef Abdur-Rahim is another player on the Bulls' wish list...