Originally Posted by Upgrayedd
I was just reading on yahoo sports about how good the Bulls could position themselves if they were to trade Rose and sign players like Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh this offseason and get high draft picks and maybe even draft Andrew Wiggins.
Here's from the article:
What if the Bulls were to sign Bosh, draft Wiggins and trade for Rondo? Would you give up Rose for all that?
I've gotta say... a potential starting lineup of:
That looks pretty awesome.
But I still say this Bulls team doesn't have to go through an entire rebuilding process. They just need Rose to get healthy, sign Carmelo Anthony, draft well, keep Noah and Butler.
Deadly 3p shooting. Like the Warriors on steroids.
Sarcasm aside, I would only trade Rose for a 2014 top 5 pick if we also got an all-star caliber player in the trade.
I've long held the belief that Chicago should trade their picks (which may, or may not, amount to nothing!) plus salary for another star player. Why didn't we throw everything we had at NYK for Melo? Deng, Hinrich, our first, Charlotte's first, and either Mirotic or a future first? You really think NYK would turn down 20m in expiring salary plus three first round picks for Melo? I'll tell you... Hell no.
If Bulls had done that....
Rose/Augustin/Teague (not been traded yet in my scenario)
Can someone say favorites-next-season? And that's before we manage to flip Boozer's expiring contract (next year obviously, not this) for a sharp shooter or two, and let Gibson start...
....BUT Chicago screwed that up by trading Deng for pennies compared to my proposal. Maybe NYK is not ready to blow it up, but I honestly don't see them turning that deal down.
And as for Rose... He's an MVP caliber player when fully healthy. But we don't know if he'll be healthy. So I'd be OK with trading him for an all-star caliber player plus a project or lottery pick. Holiday and a pick... Lowry, Ross and a non-lottery pick... Lawson and Gallo...
A healthy Rose makes all those trades look foolish. So if he comes back, we're the laughingstock of the NBA trade world. But if he goes Penny/TMac/Hill on us... suddenly those trades are coups. And I'm OK with that gamble.