Friday, January 30, 2009

Rumor: Blazers Are In Talks With Eastern Conference Team For PG And SF.

By Sean Mackey

The word on the web today is that the Portland Trailblazers are currently in talks with an Eastern Conference team for a PG and SF. The Bulls and the Bobcats are the only two teams that make sense with this rumor that's being spread all over the Real GM's forums. The only player that we for sure know that is involved would be center Raef LaFrentz. LaFrentz is in the final year of his ridiculous $12,722,500 contract averaging a whopping 1.7 points a game. Yay for him.

If the deal is in talks with the Bulls, it would most likely be for Hinrich and Nocioni. The major pick up that we could steal in this trade would be Rudy Fernandez. It would give us a fresh, decent sized/athletic SG so the Bulls can let Gordon go after this season. We'd also have to pick up one more contract to help the numbers, Travis Outlaw making the most sense.

The deal could also swing the way of Charlotte with a straight up trade of Fernandez and LaFrentz for Gerald Wallace and Raymond Felton. It's also a deal that Portland suggests would make them a contender. I don't know if any of these trades make them a serious contender but then again, the Lakers are the only spectacular team out that way and the West is wide open this season.

Needless to say, I'd love to see Fernandez in a Bulls jersey, but it's probably a longshot.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bulls Win, But Who Cares? I Don't.

By Sean Mackey

The Bulls finally pulled out a win after a disastrous 5 game losing streak. Of course, beating the Clippers isn't an award winning achievement (it never has and never will be). I didn't even bother staying up until 10:30 p.m. to watch this "game". I don't know what it is, but us Bulls fans aren't really patient people. These last two seasons have began with a lot of hope and excitement and then by mid-season, we're screaming on blogs and fan forums for Paxson to make a move. Damn it, nothing is happening. Nothing. Former Tribune writer and current columnist, Sam Smith offered a plausible trade scenario on Monday with the following players.

Bulls trade Hinrich, Noc & Thomas to Golden State for Ellis, Turioff & Wright.


Bulls trade Gooden & Noah to the Clippers for Chris Kaman

This doesn't solve a whole lot but gives us a slightly better team with a guy who can post up and a super athletic back court with no defensive capabilities once so ever. I would do this just to give the fans the breath of fresh air we've been needing. Our draft pick this year is going to be pointless, we should try to hock that off as well. This Bulls team had their run, they peaked in 2007 with their overachieving 49 win season. It's not gonna happen again with these guys. Let's move on.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Take That, Bitch.

By Sean Mackey

I don't know what happened last night, but the Bulls beat the best team in the world. Their defense was that of the scrappy 2006 Bulls squad that we knew....with Derick Rose of course. Hinrich and Deng played arguably the best games of their season and Tyrus Thomas looked great as well. I don't know if it was God just giving us some false hope or what, but that was by far the most fun I've had watching a game in a long time. When that last second shot by LeBron bounced off the rim, he looked broken. He tried to play it off as if he was sick all day but really, the Bulls wore him down and made him work for those 30 some odd points.

If they can play like this consistantly, they'll win a whole lot more games. I just wish we could get Kaman on this roster. Bahhh, I'm dreaming, great game though.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm Losing Hope

By Sean Mackey

After a two game win streak, the Bulls proceded to lose in overtime to the worst team in the NBA, the OKC Thunder. I really don't know what to say at this point. Yeah, I could make the excuse that Deng, Hinrich, Gray & Sef were not playing but really, who am I kidding? The Bulls suck, they should be good but they suck.

I'm tired of saying it, but the Bulls need to do SOMETHING. I wish Kaman was healthy so we could make a run at him. You get him, re-sign Gordon and one of the decent players in the 2010 free agent lottery, you have a contender on your hands. Bahhhhh, I'm tired of waiting.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Bulls Hold On For An Ugly Win

By Sean Mackey

Man, the Bulls are discouraging. They should be wiping the floor with teams like the Kings, but instead they barely hold on to win by 5 after being up by 14. I can't begin to even describe the disgust I have with this team. Whether it's Tyrus' inconsistency, Noah's attitude, nagging injuries or just sloppy, lazy playing.

After Hinrich and Deng come back, they need to start working on some deals. The Clippers are apparently shopping Marcus Camby now so it doesn't look like they're going to budge for Chris Kaman unless they're offered something substantial. Of course, the Bulls will finally give into some sort of deal by the trade deadline out of shear desperation. Next year, Kaman will be traded to a contender for draft picks and expiring contracts so the Clippers can participate in the 2010 sweepstakes just as Gasol was just to piss us Bulls fans off a little more.

Yeah, we have Derrick Rose, now what?