1.Pippen did not want to stay with the Bulls, but because of the brand new bargaining agreement, in order to get the full max the Bulls had to sign and then trade him. The Bulls just did him a favor by signing him for the max and then letting him go to Houston for nothing.
2.Duncan and Hill were never coming here. The guy Krause really wanted was McGrady. McGrady's agents were all telling him to sign for Chicago, but McGrady is actually from a town not far from Orlando so Orlando was basically his home team. He went against his agents and went with Orlando. Dumbass. He would've had Brand, Artest and Miller with him if he had come here.
3.Krause became legally insane around late 2000.