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After the second three-peat, would Pippen have signed a Max contract with the Bulls if it had been offered?



Second, given that Houston was able to trade him one year into the contract, the contract ends next year, and the best free agent that we signed was Brad Miller, does anyone think that perhaps we should have signed him?

p.s. I must admit I am bored waiting for draft day.
 

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We already disagreed on RealGM so I have to take a pass, but I give you credit for coming here where many knowledgeable posters are coming, to seek an answer. I agree about being bored till draft day. If we had the 3rd or 4th pick it would be exciting the wrong way.
 

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That's sort of a tough point to argue either way. Remember, all of the initial negotiations with the Bulls took place before the new collective bargaining agreement. At that time, Pippen wanted a long term deal, and management only wanted him for another two years I think. Pippen demanded a trade at midseason because of that, though he backed off that demand after a scolding from MJ and Phil. Some people think he delayed coming back from foot surgery to put pressure on management.

Anyway, the decision not to retain Scottie was made before such things as a max contract and a sign-and-trade were ever conceived, and the wheels of rebuilding had already started turning by the time the lockout finished, so it's a moot point. I'll tell you this much, though. If we had resigned Scottie for what he wanted under the old CBA, we wouldn't have been able to trade him for a bag of peanuts one year later.
 

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My memory is that the Bulls offered Pip a three year max deal (after the new CBA was in place).

Houston offered a 5 year max deal.

Because the raises are greater when you sign with your current team, the Bulls offer was initially at a higher per season value, but the value of Houston's offer, since it was for 5 years, was considerably higher overall.

So, Pip said that if the Bulls didn't sign and trade him, he would simply sign with Houston.

So, JK signed and traded Pip for CBA balancing bodies, one year of Jeff Sanders, and a second round pick that became Jake Voskuhl.

Since Pip really only had three good years left in him, I'd say that JK did the right thing with the 3 year offer.
 

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i remember him. Wasnt his wife dale evans? :D ;)

Wonder what happened to roy? He had a decent college career at alabama.
 
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