All quiet on Chicago Bulls front

All quiet on Chicago Bulls front

There are 99 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 25, 2009, titled All quiet on Chicago Bulls front. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

On a day when the Shaquille O'Neal trade from the Suns to Cavaliers was finalized, the Nets agreed to trade Vince Carter to the Magic and Amare Stoudemire rumors surfaced anew, the Berto Center sounded awfully quiet early Thursday.

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barracks of husein-osama

Chicago, IL

#23 Jun 25, 2009
J J Flash wrote:
Why wasn't the basketball draft postponed to honor the memory of Michael Jackson
not everyone respects michael jackson. why should we honor a lunatic? plus this is espn, not mtv...

in other news, johnson will be a good one, he actually has an offensive game.. when's the last time we drafted a decent sized player who can score?

Woodridge, IL

#24 Jun 25, 2009
Apparently the Bulls are trying to be like the Detroit Lions.

The draft of Gibson at 26 is horrifying. The Bulls are going to have to pay, pay, pay to keep Ben Gordon. So why not get a quality insurance player in Ellington? He can do everything Gordon can, but at a lower price.

Or draft DaJuan Blair- a proven winner who brings attitude, energy, and toughness, plus a boatload of talent, to a roster of soft players like Deng, Tyrus, and Tim.

I cannot overstate how badly the Bulls blew it. Sorry Taj, nothing personal, but the Bulls management does not know how to build a winning team.

United States

#25 Jun 25, 2009
i like to think we're getting ready for bosh... this way tyrus can be traded and we have someone in the wings to play back up. not to mention, we'll have lots of money to spend in coming free agency. anybody else see this as a setup/the trade or free agency angle?

Schaumburg, IL

#26 Jun 25, 2009
Garbage and garbage-will both be out of NBA in 2 yaers

Alsip, IL

#27 Jun 25, 2009
I hope flash wasnt serious with that Jackson comment

Alsip, IL

#28 Jun 25, 2009
I just hope that there is a trade brewing involving the Bulls....maybe drafting 2 forwards means packaging a deal involving Ty Thomas and maybe a Hinrich?

United States

#29 Jun 25, 2009
i do think ellington would have been a good pick at 26. but i wonder about blair falling so much --there must be been serious concerns with his knees.
Jason E

Lake Forest, IL

#30 Jun 25, 2009
so they pick up tyrus thomas jr, and the identical twin to joakim noah??? wth is this franchise doing? denver and san antonio get the As tonight.
barracks of husein-osama

Chicago, IL

#31 Jun 25, 2009
johnson is far more polished offensively than tyrus, and he doesn't have the same spring in his legs. everyone quit whining about blair, he's severely undersized and won't be able to play his same game in the nba
Wait till 2108

Westmont, IL

#32 Jun 25, 2009
Is it just me or is Gibson essentially another Tyrus Thomas/Luol Deng?

Zion, IL

#33 Jun 25, 2009
Thank the Pacers we don't have to see Hansbrough every game! Alot of these posts must be from people who are stupid and don't know much about the NBA. Why would you want to see more of the Ben Gordon/Tyrus Thomas mentality (let me jack up shots so I can get a bigger contract). THE BULLS WILL NEVER WIN A TITLE WITH BEN GORDON AND TYRUS THOMAS AS STARTERS!!! I think the two draft picks are good because small forward and power forward are positions that need depth. Who knows what will ever happen with Deng. I hope he plays good enough at the beginning of the season for the Bulls to trade him. I like Salmons at small forward. Besides point guard all the positions should be up for grabs. I just hope that 2010 brings some great players via free agency or trades.

Los Angeles, CA

#34 Jun 25, 2009
Mel wrote:
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That's alright but Gibson better be in the rotation off the bat or it might be considered a wasted pick.
P.S. Dejuan Blair is still undrafted going into the 2nd round.
Would have liked it if the bulls dropped down from 26th pick and picked up a high 2nd round pick to take DeJaun Blair. Sure, two knee surgeries in high school but he was a BEAST at Pitt. Did you see him school Thabeet last year? Would have fit perfectly into the Bulls rotation down low and you could have picked up a future pick in a trade down.
Mr Houston

Houston, TX

#35 Jun 25, 2009
The Bulls took Taj Gibson over Wayne Ellington. Proof positive the Bulls need to fire everyone in their organization.

Milwaukee, WI

#36 Jun 25, 2009
Mr Houston wrote:
The Bulls took Taj Gibson over Wayne Ellington. Proof positive the Bulls need to fire everyone in their organization.
The Gibson pick is for depth incase Forman/Paxon are going to make a serious run at either Bosh/Stoudamire. I still think that Stoudamire will end up in Chicago for TT, Heinrich (which Phoenix can send to Portland), Gordon (in a sign and trade) and a number 1. Chicago might have to take the contract of Pavlovich sp?,Barbosa, or Swift along with Stoudamire.

Since: Aug 08

Springfield, IL

#37 Jun 26, 2009
I watched Taj Gibson play all season, and James Johnson some too. These guys are both offensively skilled players and NBA caliber athletes. What's more, their attitudes and maturity are both terrific. This was just an excellent job of drafting by the Bulls, and also a great stroke of luck as teams went for need and not best available which would have had Johnson long gone at No. 16.
Typical Sox Fan

Lisle, IL

#38 Jun 26, 2009
I usually hate Bulls picks but this one is a good one guys. You'll like him. He's a poor man's Danny Granger
Shields Up Captain

Glen Ellyn, IL

#39 Jun 26, 2009
By not trading for Amare and piling up those expiring contracts the Bulls are basically mailing it in for next season in hopes of landing LeBron or Wade.

That isn't going to happen. Wade mayyyyyyybe, but LeBron no way. He's from the Cleveland area and he doesn't need a big market team to be the king of NBA marketing. Technology rendered that concept useless with the internet, YouTube, etc.

So enjoy mediocrity again next year and maybe worse if Gordon leaves.

Lombard, IL

#40 Jun 26, 2009

Saint Paul, MN

#41 Jun 26, 2009
Off topic wrote:
Taj Gibson was predicted at 26. Bulls getting bigger -- which is what I like!
They are both spindly twirps. Dwight Howard is "getting bigger" These stiffs will fit in well with a team loaded with stiffs exepct for Rose.

Zanesville, OH

#42 Jun 26, 2009
dropkickthekat wrote:
The Bulls brass missed out on BJ Mullens. Moving up a couple of spots shouldnt have been that tough. No second round picks.
Cause anytime you get a chance to pick a guy who couldn't start for a terrible Ohio State team, you have to take it. There's a reason this big stiff almost fell out of the first round.

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