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Old 05-03-2008, 01:28 AM   #1
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Default Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

I just found out that Elton Brand is a free agent this season. Paxson BETTER do everything he can to try and sign him. I mean think about it. It will be a lot better than trading for a real banged up Jermaine O'Neal and the Bulls would still keep their draft pick.

So here are the top things to do this offseason...

1.) Sign a new coach
2.) Sign Elton Brand
3.) Re-sign Luol Deng (try to re-sign Ben Gordon if he doesn't want a crazy deal)
4.) Draft another scoring big man or guard who can put up good numbers
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

With what money?
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Old 05-03-2008, 02:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

He's not a free agent, he's got a player option, which he has not done anything with yet. And as KaptnKirk12 said, they do not have the money to offer him a contract.
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

Well then release Kirk Hinrich and other players the Bulls don't really need for him. They NEED a player like Elton Brand.
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Old 05-03-2008, 04:54 PM   #5
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

he can opt out after this season

but the Bulls would have to get rid of Deng & Gordon to be able to pay EB, since he'll probably be looking for a max contract
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

I'd take that chance...

Hinrich/Duhon
Sefolosha/Hughes
Nocioni/Tyrus Thomas
Brand/Gooden
Noah/Gray



That's 40+ win team in the east, IMO. They'd need to find a couple more players for the bench but they'd be awesome. I still think Paxson would be able to get Luol Deng to sign too but not Gordon. Then if they could find a guard through the draft that could come in and score 20 PPG they'd easily be one of the top teams in the east.
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

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Then if they could find a guard through the draft that could come in and score 20 PPG they'd easily be one of the top teams in the east.


ya this year's lottery/draft will be important for the Bulls
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:25 PM   #8
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

You think the Bull's could sign a player like Kelenna Azubuike?

I wonder how much he'd want. He's a fantastic scorer, he proved that the first week of the year when SJax was suspended.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:58 PM   #9
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Default Re: Wait... Elton Brand is a free agent?

JO is worthless. Trying to acquire him would be almost as bad as the colossal error Pax made in pursuing Wallace. O'Neal is not only injury prone, but his best years are almost certainly behind him and he is coming from a dysfunctional organization in Indiana (where I'm from and have witnessed the volcanic eruption that is the Pacers first hand) where he has self imploded. Brand is still a stud and getting him automatically places us in the upper echelon of the East. He came back from a torn ACL and played excellent basketball at the end of the year, proving he hasnt lost a step. He is a team player with a great head on his shoulders who would address a vital hole that needs filling asap (that would have been sufficiently patched had we not traded Aldridge)
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