Re: May 12: Playoffs, Round 2 - Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks, Game 6, 8:00pm ET
Originally Posted by KG215
On the one hand, it's hard to blame him for turning down that kind of money. On the other hand though, he would have been an absolutely PERFECT fit for this Bulls team. It'd give Chicago a second high-level scoring threat along with Rose and a second ball-handler. Had he gone to Chicago in the off-season, then they would be the overwhelming favorites to win it all this year. He also can't be the #1 option on a championship caliber team but he can be the #2 option which, again, would make him perfect for the Bulls.
And he's not the type of second option that has delusion of grandeur.
A super talented beta male, who would gladly play 2nd fiddle to Rose.
And that would take less pressure of Boozer / Deng, who are more fit to be 3rd and 4th options on a championship caliber team.