P.J brown may not be as athletic as Chandler but atleast he can has an offensive game at hitting outside jumpers. Chandler had none,zip ,ziltch and as for defense Brown is not as good as shot blocker but can play just as good man to man d. I see this as an upgrade but how long will Brown last?
and as for Smith I really don't see why they got him...maybe to trade him later for something that fits with there system , like a jump shooter....hell I don't know. He's gonna get alot of rest on that bench
in your blind rage, gobb, you stated smith has no talent, you asked why chicago would be stocking up on talent and you asked where a young talent (obviously not in your mind) could fit in chicago.
You didnt answer what talent JR Smith had. Every player has talent, but what has JR Smith shown you to make the claim you did? Or do you enjoy making one liners and repeating what i typed with the theme "i dont agree" or "you dont know what you're talkin about"?
This by no means ends the Bulls KG dreams, either. In fact, it may assist them. PJ's a big EXPIRING contract, which is what the wolves will want if they decide to rebuild. Tyson's giant contract may have been unappealing to Minnesota, but if KG gets restless during the year, Chicago will have:
1) A big expiring deal
2) Young talent
3) Draft picks
4) Ability to take on bad contracts (Hudson)
I can't believe how quickly Chicago's future has skyrocketed past Detroit's.
They get a veterean professional to bang inside and score a few points without having to run any plays for him. I think $60 over 4 is a bit high for Big Ben at his age, but centers are all overpaid in the league now. JR Smith could be the kicker. He can flat out stroke it from deep and has all-star athelticism. Uber young talent on the perimeter with Gordon, Kirk Flirt, Smith, Duhon, Nocioni, and Deng. Throw in Big Ben, Tyrus Thomas, and PJ Brown and there is no doubt they are much better than last year. Paxson is quickly gaining on the best Execs in the league.
This is a great trade for both sides. What the Bulls are doing here is trading talent in places it's not needed and acquiring veteran leaders that can play defense and show the young kids how to play (oh yeah, and more talent). PJ and Ben is like the perfect frontcourt: you've got the best help defender in basketball, and the best one on one post defender in basketball. Both will combine for 20 boards and 15-20 points; PJ can hit the midrage jumper. And if anybody can teach Tyrus, whoever they draft next year, and whoever else they sign, to play ball, it's PJ and Ben. Honestly, playing with those guys everyday in practice, how the hell can you not turn into a tough, defensive, skilled mofo? He'll be going against the two best frontcourt defenders in the league every day in practice; games will be a cakewalk.
JR Smith has talent and can score, I highly doubt he gets much PT this year, but he'll get more than he did last year, and if he's ever going to succeed, it's going to be here with a coach riding his ass and great veteran leaders to guide him.
I really, really like the Bulls right now. I really like the Hornets too; they've upgraded their roster immeasurably from last year.