In terms of current free agents, I'd target (in order): Magloire, Atkins (although he's rumored to have reached a deal), Mo Pete
I like the trade for Gasol, but the Grizzlies would be stupid to do that. I'd turn around offer them Gordon, Nocioni, Noah, and next year's first pick for the Grizz's first rounder next year (likely to be top 5), Gasol, and a SG.. without looking at their roster, Mike Miller is the pipe dream, but probably a step below that.
If the above trade went through, Mo Pete would vault up to the top of our free agent list, as we'd need another shooter (unless we got Mike Miller).
Yes, losing Gordon is a big blow, but his 20 points will be replaced by Gasol's 20 points.. and the difference is that Gasol gets 20 in the PAINT in the WEST. He'd command a double team, Gordon never will.
Also, losing Noah isn't as big of a deal as everyone would initially think. With the current makeup of the Bulls team, Noah has no niche. He is a niche/role player, and his role is currently taken by Tyrus Thomas and Ben Wallace... even PJ Brown, actually.
Breakdown: Our starters would be Hinrich, Thabo/Miller/Mo Pete/other SG we got in trade, Deng, Pau, Wallace, with Thomas and Magloire (if we can still sign him) the first men off the bench, Duhon the 3nd (I really like his game management).
Also, we'd have a good low post player in his prime (which is what you need on a team that is capable to win NOW) as well as a top 5 pick next year (which I would probably turn around and trade for depth somewhere to help in our playoff run (hello McDyess)?
The Grizz would do the trade for the obvious reasons.. 3 years down the road they'll be plain old nasty if they have even a halfwit as a GM.
That is my pipe dream. And if any Bulls employee reads these... if any of the above ever happens, I'd appreciate a job offer of some sort.
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