Point guard still seems a Bulls priority

Point guard still seems a Bulls priority

There are 28 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 29, 2009, titled Point guard still seems a Bulls priority. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Darren Collison might not remember Vinny Del Negro 's name, but it's a safe bet the reverse isn't true.

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Brian

Canal Winchester, OH

#1 May 29, 2009
...Why are they doing this? Do they want to torment the fans? A post presence has been a major, gaping hole in this team for years now. They had a chance to get one in 06, and they took Tyrus Thomas (not a post presence). Rose over Beasley was the right decision, but now they really need to fill that hole any way possible, not draft yet another guard. Kirk Hinrich CAN play the 1 or the 2, so unless the Bulls plan to trade him for a big, they should really consider not drafting another guard when the post remains a major weakness.
Why

Georgetown, TX

#2 May 29, 2009
Brian,

Think about this for one moment...perhaps this is just disinformation purposely put out to either inflate or deflate the players value.The Bulls needs are evdent as always and that is a post presence.Interesting subplot.
matt

United States

#3 May 29, 2009
if they pick up a guard get a shooting guard. Terrence williams outta louisville could drop pick him up. only if they don't trade the picks though. Beyond griffin n jordan hill there r no post players in this draft that will help

Since: Oct 08

Houston, TX

#4 May 29, 2009
I think if they draft a high-caliber point guard it will be to trade him in some kind of package for a big.
Joe

Long Beach, CA

#5 May 29, 2009
Would be great if Collison becomes a Bull. His family lives near by & would be great to have a local product playing for my former home town team.Com es from a nice family too, met his dad about a month ago.
smith

Bend, OR

#6 May 29, 2009
There are no post players available in this draft. The good bigs begin and end with Blake Griffin. The only way to turn these picks into a post player is via a trade. If they keep the picks best to draft talent at the deepest position, PG, in order to add to their overall talent base. They can sort out the logjams later.
Shamrock

Chicago, IL

#7 May 30, 2009
We need to stop drafting all these point guards. Were like the Detroit Lions of Basketball. How did drafting WR's with 4 straight years of first round picks work for them?
RandyC

Las Vegas, NV

#8 May 30, 2009
well according to nbadraft.net they have wayne ellington at the 16 and hansborough at the 26 for the bulls picks.

not saying that it will go this way because obviously it's not, but if you look at who could possibly be available in between or after the picks gives you some pretty good hope at the bulls being able to pick up someone with pretty good size or a decent shooting guard.

oh yeah, p.s. both ellington and hanborough fit paxson's criteria also.
RandyC

Las Vegas, NV

#9 May 30, 2009
the bulls imo don't really need that dominating post presence people think they do. most dominant post presence players are slow in transition and clog up the lane w/o decent midrange shot.

if the bulls plan to keep their offense the same, bulls would need basically a spot up shooter, 2 people who can handle offense, and 2 big men with decent range shots who they use with pick and roll. along with 1 of the big men who have a decent back to the basket offense for smaller teams and when they need some offense from FTs or jump shots not hitting.

problem with bigs atm are they usually end up clogging driving lanes for rose, noah has weak hands by basket/ no mid-range shot, thomas no post game and ball always gets knocked out of his hands when dribbling more than 2 times, miller is great compliment for offense but is liability defensively due to slow lateral movement.
ryan

Chicago, IL

#10 May 30, 2009
this has to be a joke. why would they waste a draft pick on a point guard
huff

Wausau, WI

#11 May 30, 2009
Henderson would be a great pick at 16. Great defense, explosive offensely and a great team player (hear than Gordon). He also has the size to play the 2 guard. Blair could still be avalable at 26.
You gotta love his heart.
MNCubFan

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 30, 2009
Always draft the best player available, regardless of position.

That said, the Bulls biggest needs are on the defensive end: stopping the ball (big, athletic guard) and defending the lane. If they can get players who can do those things, plus run the floor and provide spot up shooting, that would be sweet.
Rod from Tennessee

AOL

#13 May 30, 2009
All i'll say is, if the Bulls get a shot at DeJuan Blair, then they jump on that pick so quick, that no more than a second should go off the pick timer. He has the potential to be a Charles Barkley imo. And at worse he's going to be on a Glen "Big Baby" Davis type level.

If they were in such need of PG's then why did they allow Chris Duhon to leave? The Bulls have D.Rose as the starter and Hinrich as his backup, so PG seems to be in pretty good shape imo.

Although Ben Gordon will be leaving, he's not a PG anyways. He's a SG and although i think it'd be best if he could be resigned, i don't see that as possible, since Reinsdorf and Paxson gave the backup SF (Luol Deng) the highest contract on the team. That decision is on par of the Soriano signing by the Cubs, and one the Bulls will regret for years to come, just as the Cubs will regret their signing.
Tweener Scuds

San Bernardino, CA

#14 May 30, 2009
Griffin equals Fizer? Griffin plays big in college, but does not have the measurements or athelecism to play big in NBA? Typical for Krause and Paxson to draft the "program", rather than the player.
mike c

Niles, IL

#15 May 30, 2009
Our best player is a point guard.

Let's draft another one.

What a clueless, stupid article.

Unless it's a pick to turn around and trade a PG for someone else, but that's purely speculative 'cuz you don't know how the draft will go.

This is like: we have a new house with five rooms. We've furnished one. What's our next plan? We're going to re-furnish the one and leave the other four bare.
Boston BullsFan

Boston, MA

#16 May 30, 2009
So this draft is considered weak?

If I remember correctly the draft were Krause had 5 picks was weak as well and that was the one where we got Fizer.

Maybe I am thinking about wrong draft but one of the weaker drafts in years we had a high lottery pick and most of the high picks were busts but Agent Zero came out of that draft either at the end of the first round or beginning of second. Someone else from down in the draft was successful too. Maybe that was the year Kenyon Martin went number one.

So what I am saying is, unless the "best" player is a difference making stud, you draft for need and you can still find a diamond in the rough, no?

better yet, this team needs to make some trades and get an established player with some height and defensive prowess.

We have Rose, so if you model our team after Miami a few years ago, they gutted the team in order to get Shaq, while still keeping Flash, and FA'd quality role players to defend.
rootcause

United States

#17 May 30, 2009
Clueless article? Don't think so.

Ben Gordon won't be back, and if Bulls can trade Kirk for PF they will. Stop kidding yourself, Bulls are one cheap organization, they will try to use Rose as bait in 2010 to land one of the big free agents. What they will get is another Ben Wallace type of bust if they are "lucky", no big name players want to play in Chicago.

Bull's problems start at the top, and there is no way around it - cheap, no class organization.
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#18 May 30, 2009
Joe wrote:
Would be great if Collison becomes a Bull. His family lives near by & would be great to have a local product playing for my former home town team.Com es from a nice family too, met his dad about a month ago.
Hey Joe..
Why don't you just send in a list of people you know and live near and the Bulls will try to acquire all of their children that happen to be playing basketball?
Nada Surf

Mesa, AZ

#19 May 30, 2009
mike c wrote:
Our best player is a point guard.
Let's draft another one.
What a clueless, stupid article.
Unless it's a pick to turn around and trade a PG for someone else, but that's purely speculative 'cuz you don't know how the draft will go.
This is like: we have a new house with five rooms. We've furnished one. What's our next plan? We're going to re-furnish the one and leave the other four bare.
Clearly you don't understand sports journalism in the least...
KC Johnson wrote this because the Bulls brought this kid in.
David

United States

#20 May 30, 2009
I agree with the analysis but not the root cause. There is a good chance that Gordon will not be with the Bulls, and Hinrich --a good player, but too much for the Bulls at 10 mil a year. So if that is the case, then looking at a PG to spell Rose and/or play alongside him seems like a good move. Allowing Rose to play off the ball for extended mins. can only help the team --in terms of utilizing his explosiveness, finish and effectiveness throughout the season.

As for Hinrich --we may have a chance at a one of the Clipper's bigs straight up. B/c of bigs needing time to transition to NBA ball and the Bulls being a playoff calibur team already --a veteran Big makes alot of sense --either for defense or post presence.

And I think the Bulls may be looking at 2010 --Bosh is the big name linked to the Bulls and it looks to be a great fit. More than likely, Bosh will resign this year with TOR or he'll be traded --meaning we need to think of a package that best helps Rose and the future of the Bulls.
rootcause wrote:
Clueless article? Don't think so.
Ben Gordon won't be back, and if Bulls can trade Kirk for PF they will. Stop kidding yourself, Bulls are one cheap organization, they will try to use Rose as bait in 2010 to land one of the big free agents. What they will get is another Ben Wallace type of bust if they are "lucky", no big name players want to play in Chicago.
Bull's problems start at the top, and there is no way around it - cheap, no class organization.

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