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Well obviously the Bulls are not coming back. The reason I said it is because I think there is a team that almost mirrors the Bulls in every way. And the way I'm talking about is the players on the team and what skills they have, even how tall each player is at there positions. Yeah they don't have Phil, but I'm just talking players.

Chicago Bulls lineup.
PG:1)Harper 2)Brown 3)Kerr
SG:1)Jordan 2)Harper
SF:1)Pippen 2)Kukoc 3)Burrell
PF:1)Rodman 2)Caffey 3)Simpkins
C: 1)Longley 2)Wennington 3)Sally

And that lineup goes like this, 6-6 PG that can defend and plays the backup 2, 6-6 SG that does most of the scoring, 6-7 SF does the defense and is the second scorer, 6-7 PF rebounding freak and is all defense, 6-11 C that can shoot a open jumper.

The NBA year 2002 mirror to that lineup with the Orlando Magic
PG:1)Sasser 2)Armstrong 3)Vaughn
SG:1)McGrady 2)Sasser
SF:1)Hill 2)Garrity 3)Miller/Williams
PF:1)Humphrey 2)Ried 3)Oyedeji
C: 1)Grant 2)Declercq 3)Hunter

They both have GREAT 2 guards with MJ and Tracy, yeah Tracy might not be as clutch or as good of leader as MJ, but there is time. Both have a tall PG in Harper and Sasser, yeah Sasser is not a defensive gem but he could turn in to be a good one. Both have a great ball hawk defender at PG in Vaughn and Brown, shooters in Armstrong and Kerr even though Armstrong can creat off the dribble. GREAT 3 with Hill, he is a lot like Pippen can do it all, might not be as good of defender but he is a better offensive player than Pippen. Now here at the 4 with Humphrey and Rodman, yeah Humphrey has not proven himself and will probably never win the defensive player of the year. But Ryan will put his body on the line all the time to get a ball, just like Rodman, Ryan is a undersized athletic 4 just like him, but Ryan is better at offense. And the Center, this could change because of free agents but Grant is a big man that can shoot and they have a shot blocker off the bench just like Sally in Hunter. Orlando also has a banger like Caffey in Griffith and Oyedeji. And as for Kukoc Orlando has Garitty who can also play the 4 just like Kukoc could. They also have Miller but he might be traded. The main piece in this is Sasser, he he becomes a great defender and clutch player this Orlando lineup could really work just like the Bulls one did.

(All in All, if you look at the players each team has on there it is very alike, I'm not saying Orlando is going to be 72-10. But they could create the matchup problems the Bulls did with there basically all 6-7 lineup from 1-4. Yeah Orlando doesn't have the shooters,and maybe Tracy is no MJ and Hill can't defend. But you have to admit they look a lot alike! Maybe not as good but very close)
 

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HM........

First of all, the 90's Bulls and the Magic have little in common.

PG- Sasser and Harper. Both are 6'6". Thats all they have in common. Harper was a 20ppg scorer before he joined the Bulls. He didn't need to score that much when he signed with them, so his average dropped. Harper was an excellent defender. Sasser is an unknown. If Sasser is a true PG, he will probably bring the ball up the court. Harper rarely did.

SG- McGrady vs Jordan- Similar in the fact that both teams's best player is a SG.

SF- Hill vs Pippen- Hill can score, but so could Pippen. Both are 20ppg players. Difference is Pippen was one of the best defenders in the league, if not the best. No one was more
versatile on defense than him. He could guard all 5 position(Don't believe me, look at game 5 vs Utah). He also was a point forward. He brought the ball up most of the time.

PF- Humphrey vs Rodman- Humphrey would be lucky to become half the defender The Worm was. Rodman's defense was very underrated. He often could get inside opponentss heads and take them out of their game. His rebounding was incredible. He could score(he did in Det), but was never needed to in SA and in Chi. Rodman was also a very, very smart basketball player.
True, sometimes he got carried away(Technicals), but that was his personality. He studied countless hours of tapes to determine which players shot the ball long or short(he said so
in an interview). He had rebounding down to a science. Humprhey is the better offensive player, but will never come close defensivly or rebounding to Rodman.

C- Grant vs Longley- Longley was their to make the occasional open shot, rebound, and defend. He was there to occupy the other team's C and to give good fouls when neccesary. Grant is the better player of the 2, but the Bulls never really had great C's(except Cartwright).

All in all, other than heigth, these teams share little in common. The Bulls were so successful because they played both great team defense and great individual defense. They held the Jazz
to 54 points in a finals game. Unheard of! The Magic might have a little better offense, but their defense was no way near the Bulls' defense. Also, the Bulls were an excellent rebounding
team. Harper, Jordan, Pippen were very good rebounders for their positon. Hill, Sasser, and McGrady don't match up to them in rebounding.
 

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Who?

Originally posted by Bean the pimp
not even close

Whose not even close? Me? or Ozzy?
 

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lmao, this thread isn't even worth putting an intellgient thought into!!!!!!!!

People have different opinions, why dont u give some opinions here if u disagree with the thread starter instead of doing "IMAO..." Thanks. - Community Moderator - John
 
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