Lots of restrictions on Bulls' free-a...

Lots of restrictions on Bulls' free-agent plans

There are 30 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 16, 2008, titled Lots of restrictions on Bulls' free-agent plans. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

More than two weeks have passed since NBA free agency began. Do you know where your 2008-09 Bulls roster is? General manager John Paxson has stated publicly that no moves can be made until the organization has ...

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Wardell

Chicago, IL

#21 Jul 17, 2008
laka laka wrote:
tyrus thomas will be an allstar in 2 years no doubt
In Disneyland, where he'll be known as Jumpy, The Seven Dwarves new, tall friend.
Greg

Pleasanton, CA

#22 Jul 17, 2008
laka laka wrote:
tyrus thomas will be an allstar in 2 years no doubt
In the CBA?
jim

Japan

#23 Jul 17, 2008
Tyrus "I can do more than jump" Thomas at one forward, Noccioni at the other, Don't bogart that xxx
my friend Noah at Center and Kirk and the Swiss at guards. Kick who's xxx or get kicked a plenty?
We're just waiting for a train wreck. Unless, Tyrus and the reefer man surprise us with break out seasons.
No I haven't been smoking.
Stevie B

Chicago, IL

#24 Jul 18, 2008
You know what; i would rather have Josh Smith than Luol Deng. Look at their numbers from last year. Josh Smith numbers were slightly better and he attacks the rim. Deng acts like a punk to me. Deng takes to many jump shots and he doesn't attack the rim like he should. Smith is a beast although he needs to get his head 100% in the game all the time and not part of the time. I'm just tired of the potential factor everyone brings up with Deng; come on! No other team is foolish enough to pay Deng more than what the Bulls offered him last year. What is he thinking. And i won't even start on Ben Gordon.
moe

Yorktown, VA

#25 Jul 18, 2008
kirk hinrich stinks at basketball. he really needs to play for the d-league. i dont know why the bulls are not trading the hucklechuck.
laka laka

Sycamore, IL

#26 Jul 19, 2008
Kirk Hinrich in my eyes is the worst starting point guard in the league. he rarely sinks the three ball he averages less than 5 assists a game and takes time off the shot clock my dribbling around in circles like a chicken with its head cut off. He hasnt done anything close to good and now that they have derrick rose id like to see that Kansas Hill Billy sent to Italy or the D league. ALso any one that cant see Tyrus Thomases potential obviously hasnt watched more than five Bulls Games last year. This kid is developing an amazing jump shot and fadaway J. Put that with his athleticism and he will be an allstar in a couple years mark my words.
jim

Japan

#27 Jul 20, 2008
Don't say couple of years. Marcus Fizer was gone in that period, as in out of the league. Nowadays NBA is very clear. Those who become stars do so within 2-3 years of entering. So this is Tyrus's year. Give him the ball. The above comment about Josh Smith is interesting. And as in all sports (and life) no one is bigger than the game, so Deng and Gordon should wake up and accept the pittance of 50M is an average salary of 100,000$ for 500 years. Hello? They're not happy with that? Bring the championship back home for a three-peat, and even then, that's incredible compensation for what your life's work is.

So let's give Tyrus the ball, let Derrick run the team when his knees heel, and the others,.....anyone ready to defend, dive for loose balls, take a charge, take charge and win?
Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#28 Jul 21, 2008
laka laka wrote:
Kirk Hinrich in my eyes is the worst starting point guard in the league. he rarely sinks the three ball he averages less than 5 assists a game and takes time off the shot clock my dribbling around in circles like a chicken with its head cut off. He hasnt done anything close to good and now that they have derrick rose id like to see that Kansas Hill Billy sent to Italy or the D league. ALso any one that cant see Tyrus Thomases potential obviously hasnt watched more than five Bulls Games last year. This kid is developing an amazing jump shot and fadaway J. Put that with his athleticism and he will be an allstar in a couple years mark my words.
Maybe you should check your stat line next time! Kirk averaged 12 points 6+ assists 1+ steals and shooting 35-40% and that was a bad season for him. A lot better than Duhon's line in just 8 minutes a game more. Better than a lot of PG's in the league and all this while being on a team full of Selfish Role Players!

Kirk isn't what is wrong with the team but yeah he struggled last year but played well when paired with Thabo. Josh Smith is a freaking beast and makes Deng look like a wnba player! Another season of watching Gordon attempt to look like he is not retarded on defense is not that exciting either...

Atleast Paxson will be gone before the year is over. Enjoy the train wreck! Can't wait to see how long it takes Pax to try and make Vinny the fall guy!
Fire Pax

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Jul 21, 2008
Sorry the 35 - 40% was from the three point line. That would suck for a FG%! LOL.
Rudy

Zamora, Mexico

#30 Jul 21, 2008
All I want to say is read this:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news...

If the Bulls lose Gordon, we can find someone else to score, but if we lose Deng, we have lost a REAL centerpiece of this team. Deng will be a producer for years to come and he should be a Bull for those years, too! If Jerry flops on this one, too, I'm pretty the next 10 years will be lottery ones, too! I just wish Pax was allowed to do his job!

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