Chicago Bulls could profit from Los Angeles Clippers draft posi...

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The Bulls sat out the NBA draft lottery for just the second time in 11 years, but that doesn't mean Tuesday night's proceedings didn't have potential impact for them.
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Arif

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May 19, 2009
 
I think Marcus Camby would definitely be an asset for the Bulls but he does frequently have nagging injuries which prevents him from playing much. A healthy Camby would give the Bulls an needed interior defender and rebounding but a consistent offensive player.
I'm not in favor of moving Kirk Hinrich for Camby, especially when Hinrich has the ability to play both the point and shooting guard and he's definitely our best perimeter defender,something which the Bulls lack.
Wayne

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May 19, 2009
 
I'm not against the Bulls getting Marcus Camby. But I wouldn't give up Kirk Hinrich to get him. Hinrich still has value for the Bulls, providing a deep bench and helping Rose in his development. Also, there's a 7-year differential between Hinrich and Camby's ages. Hinrich still has many good years left, while at 35, Camby probably won't be around much longer. Just because the contracts match up nicely doesn't mean it's a good trade.
Big Brother

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#3
May 19, 2009
 
trade the draft picks and filler...that is all....doubt that it can be pulled off however.
Buck Farack

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#4
May 19, 2009
 
The Bulls need to focus on getting a true center with some post moves and interior defense. Maybe some of the Ben Gordon money could help when he bails. Noah & Tyrus will get their acts together at the 4 spot. Losing Hinrich would leave D-Rose stranded with the offensive & defensive load. Rondo showed that Rose ain't quite there yet.
achicagobear

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#6
May 20, 2009
 
Camby? Wow. Good solid defense, but that was years ago. Injuries do not help either. Kaman would be interesting but who should leave. Kirk? No way not right now. Rose needs help and guidance from a vet. Tyrus or Noah? No way they are just now starting to work well together. Lets worry about if we can keep Gordon first.
Chad

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#7
May 20, 2009
 
Why couldn't we take a stab at trading for Blake Griffin??? He would be a perfect fit and we have the picks and players to possibly pull it off.
michael p coy

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#8
May 20, 2009
 
The Clippers would have to be smokin crack to make a deal like this. Oh I'm sure they would be glad to get Kirk.......for a 3rd round draft pick
John Anthony

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#9
May 20, 2009
 
Camby would be a great addition, for the 58 games he plays in a year...
TRUrlacher

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#10
May 20, 2009
 
keep Hinrich... he is so valuable and underrated, he plays defense, can score, and passes, andddd he is the captain.

Whenever he needed to step in and start (which he shoulda been anyways) he seemed to play great and drop 20+, he had one bad year two years ago but was very solid before that, hes also versatile and can play the one and the two guard.

that said, it would be nice to get a bigman like Camby, but i would much rather have Kaman
Barth

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#11
May 20, 2009
 
Camby would be a really nice fit for the Bulls, but is too old & oft-injured to figure into any long-term plans. Hinrich will be in this league for a long time and is a kind of rare player because of his scrappy defense. If we were looking to win a championship next year (because our team was getting old and we needed to give it a shot), then this might make sense. But as it stands, we have a young team and don't need to make any desperate moves. I'd be interested in acquiring Kaman. Luckily, as the article says, the Clippers are now stacked with big men and can't get rid of the cancer, Randolph. So we might have some clout there.
Mgray

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#12
May 20, 2009
 
Hinrich gone? I certainly HOPE so.
Bloomie

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#13
May 20, 2009
 
If DRose is the franchise, then having Hinrich is a luxury, not a necessity. Camby is done as a player, he is not a low post threat on offense or defense. Trading Hinrich should produce a low post offensive player like Kaman.
TheOptimist

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#14
May 20, 2009
 
Bloomie wrote:
If DRose is the franchise, then having Hinrich is a luxury, not a necessity. Camby is done as a player, he is not a low post threat on offense or defense. Trading Hinrich should produce a low post offensive player like Kaman.
Not true. Keeping both of them together would be the best idea. Rose has a lot he can learn from Hinrich like how to play defense, controlling the tempo at the PG spot, being an on-the-floor leader, etc. Plus, Hinrich is versatile enough to play 1 and 2. Hinrich is not a luxury, he is definitely a necessity.
gilbert

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#15
May 20, 2009
 
How is this not plagerism, he clearly got the rest of the article off of espn.com ?????
Mgray

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#16
May 20, 2009
 
Any team bumb enough 2 take Hinrich is alright with me. If the Bulls don't address their lowpost issues in this off season, I hope the fans protest next season.
Urutoraman

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#17
May 20, 2009
 
Are you kidding? Hinrich for Camby straight-up? That's ridiculous! Hinrich paid dividends coming off the bench. He's the perfect backup at guard. What we need is a quality big 2-guard or 3 who's a reliable shooter, makes shots in the clutch and plays some defense. After Salmons, who do we got?

Deng (unsure about how he'll play after the big contract)...

Gordon (more than likely gone plus he's short)...

I know there's really no one out there so I don't think giving up Hinrich is a step in the right direction. Camby is past his prime and can break down at any moment.

Let's make smart moves folks. I enjoyed watching the draft lottery show without all the nervousness and anxiety for a change.
Mike

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#18
May 20, 2009
 
Chad wrote:
Why couldn't we take a stab at trading for Blake Griffin??? He would be a perfect fit and we have the picks and players to possibly pull it off.
So you would be willing to gut a team that took the defending champs to 7 games (minus Garnett, I know), plus its future (in terms of draft picks) for a guy who has never played an NBA game? That's what desperate teams do, and the Bulls are not desperate any longer. Griffin has the potential to be a beast in the league, but with all due respect, that would be flat-out dumb.
Dimebagz

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#19
May 20, 2009
 
While I hate to see Captain Kirk go, the Bulls have a logjam at shooting guard and small forward. Gordon, Salmons, Deng and Hinrich, that's four guys competing for two positions. Somebody has to go, and it might as well be the guy other teams value so Chicago gets something good in return.
True Dat

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#20
May 20, 2009
 
John Anthony wrote:
Camby would be a great addition, for the 58 games he plays in a year...
Without looking up the stat, did he actually play that many games this year??? Had him on a fantasy team and it seemed like he was basically useless by about 30 games into the season.
Tom

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#21
May 20, 2009
 
Is it the Bull's mentality to bring old players that can't do s*** anymore just to have a name that could be a drawing card?
I'd rather have Artis Gilmore back than watch Camby hobble up and down the floor.

Maybe the Sox would want him - they seem to go after old washed-up players.

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