Originally Posted by Crystallas
Why would you give up Korver or Brewer so easily? These guys aren't all-around players, but the things they bring to the table are in an elite class. And we got them relatively cheap!
Gasol is burnt out with drama. He is such an emo player. While he is excellent, he's past his prime. Gar said it pretty well, when he said the Bulls are getting better, not because of new faces or roster changes, but because they are growing together. Adding Gasol is like throwing a monkey wrench into the whole organization at this point. We need to do quite a lot to make him fit.
Well, I do value these guys and what they bring to this team, but for one thing, depth is less important in the playoffs, unless a major injury occurs during the playoffs. Second, I feel Korver is kinda over-paid. He's a pretty decent passer but he can't even take more than two dribbles without being taken out of his game. I think you could get a guy like him for 2-3 million per, but I don't really mind his contract though. For Brewer, we've got Brewer-lite AKA Jimmy Butler who is showing amazing defensive potential. It looks like Thibbs has seen this too and is trying to squeeze in minutes for him, but when Rip is back, thats over.
Compared to savvy big men, with actual post moves that play decent defense and rebound the ball well, guys like Brewer and Korver are replaceable.
The second part, I agree with to an extent. Gasol has been through a ton of that in LA, but I feel for a player like him, a change of scenery would do wonders. As far as being old, I wouldn't deal him for any major pieces other than Boozer lol. You could be right though about fitting him in this season, just look at how long it took Noah and Boozer to play well together.
Either way, they didn't make a move so we're rolling with what we have which is fine, if Rip is healthy I think we're in the finals.