Okay, this team needs A LOT more than just a high draft pick, but it's a start.
It seems as their choice will be made up, according to what Houston does...I believe Houston will pick up Yao Ming, leaving Jayson Williams for Chicago...
Do they take him? Or does the Bulls have someone else in mind?
The Chicago brain trust has some dents in it, that's for sure. Trading Brand away for an unproven high school star...I still can't believe it. :no:
I believe they should have KEPT Elton Brand, along with Ron Artest, and build around these guys...starting over all the time will keep you in the dumps. :|
Hey ron. I see by your post that you are not a bulls fan. I know what mosty people think abut the trade where Brand went to LAC and we got chandler in the deal. You cant judge the trade now. Many factors were involved in the decision.
1. Brand asked to be traded. He knew JK was going after curry. Knowing that, Brand decided that Curry was not going to be ready and decided that he wanted to move on. Being from a terrible team the year before, no one was untradable. Theres also a lot more to this than JK trading Brand. When both artest and brand was on the same team, Brands low post game hindered Artests game. He was quoted as saying so once Brand left. By the way he came back from the injury this year and played proved somewhat that Artest had a point to prove.
2. That being said, falk is Brands agent and wanted Brand to play for MJ at washington. Why do i say that? Well remember before the draft there was real talk of Brand going to Washington for K Brown (or #1) and or hamilton. So on draft night, Falk and mj knew JK wanted Brown. So to sweeten the deal and stick it to JK they not only asked for Brand but Crawford as well. MJ loved his play in the summer work outs in chicago and so since MJ and falk knew JK wanted brown, they thought they had JK over a barrel. "You want Brown? You give us our price" Well guess what? Jk went to LAC and moved Brand for chandler. Falk was irate to say the least! Not that he traded brand but that he traded Elton to the wrong team!! Remember all the bad things david said after the trade? I bet if Elton was traded to washington, nothing would be said. And MJ was stuck with a player he didnt want and need since he was trying to make the playoffs with what he had. All of that being said, Brand couldnt carry this team. And Brand to a much better Clippers team couldnt make the playoffs!
Artest? He is a good player and proved that by defense and a very suprising offensive game when he came back from the injured list. But Ron makes bad decisions. Due to his youth. Holds the ball too long. Takes ill advised shots. That beig said, when the rose trade came up and we had miller and a package to trade, we had to send something of value. Rons defebse was value. So is millers center spot, which by the way Jk gets no credit of by many people, Brad miller is a solid and cheap center.
We will be ok. We are young. We have a real leader in Rose, From the very first game and no practice with the team, we beat NY. Chandler and Curry played much better with Rose and Best on the team. And oh, yeah Hassell a secnd round pick by the bulls is not too shabby either.
What do we do? Easy! Draft jay will and wait and see what happens fro trade offers! In the worse case we keep the college player of the year to play guard and open it up even more for chandler and curry. We were 9-21 with Rose and best on this team after the trade. With Rose from trading camp day 1 that in itself should add 5 wins to this team with no draft pick at all being added. Thats roughly 32 wins. (9-21 clip is roughly a 27 win team with no improvement)
Im sorry this was so long and most of my posts are not so winded. But when someone makes a statement like the bulls should not of traded Brand and artest it diserves a real answer!
One last point. Curry is a post player as well. Many people believe that brand and curry couldnt have existed on the same team. Some say Curry is a brand only taller.
Artest, Is a very good defensive player. But makes a lot of bad dec