Pau Gasol to the Knicks for Arron Afflalo
One rumor I'm reading with Gasol is a possible trade to send him to New York for Arron Afflalo. The Knicks would be crazy not to do that trade. As much as I love Gasol if he's serious about leaving Chicago I would rather get something in return than lose him for nothing. And the Bulls could use a guard like Afflalo. They could start him at the 2, Rose at the 1 and move Butler to the 3 along with Mirotic at the 5 and Taj at the 4. Sure the Bulls front court would be nothing compared to the potential Taj/Noah/Mirotic/Portis/Gasol rotation they had. But Noah is hurt and Gasol wants out. It would still leave the Bulls with Taj and Mirotic as starters and give more playing time to Bobby Portis off the bench and the Bulls still have Cameron Bairstow and Cristiano Felicio who can also play the center and power forward positions. And they'd have E'Twaun Moore, Hinrich, Snell, Dunleavy (when he comes back), McDermott and Aaron Brooks off the bench.
And I really like that idea of Afflalo, Butler, Rose, Mirotic and Taj as the starting lineup and I think they would be great under Hoiberg and Jim Boylen's offense.