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06 Feb 2016 04:47:41
Bulls trade Noah, Snell, Bairstow, Kings 2016 first round pick, 2017 first round pick (top 14 protected till 2018 then becomes 2019 and 2019 second round picks)

Nuggets trade Gallinari, Hickson

The Nuggets are in fire sale mode and are looking to trade almost anyone. So if sending out two players not part of their long term core for two first round picks plus the young defensive wing in Snell is a nice return.

Bulls lack a legit starting option at SF, Gallinari will fix that while providing more scoring and options to play small ball. Hickson provides an energy big off the bench who's contract expires at the end of the season.

06 Feb 2016 04:41:57
Bulls trade Noah, two future second round picks

Knicks trade Afflalo, Seraphin

Noah is done for the year and is a FA and not likely to be resigned so swapping him out for Afflalo (who gives them a legit starting wing option, sorry E'Twaun Moore, who can defense and shoot the 3) helps the Bulls make a playoff push. The Knicks aren't going to the playoffs and with Afflalo becoming a FA this summer two second round picks is better than losing him for nothing.

05 Feb 2016 21:11:48
Bulls offseason: (version like 100)

-let Noah[ = ( ], Gasol, Brooks walk (Dunleavy too if health is questionable)

-sign Nic Batum/ Jeff Green

-sign Ryan Anderson

-restructure DRose's contract to more team friendly (imagine he would understand being in his financial situation)

-resign E'twaun Moore and Tony Snell

Rose/ Moore
Butler/ Snell
Batum (or Green) / McDermott
Anderson/ Mirotic
Gibson/ Portis.

05 Feb 2016 22:03:00
Can't restructure NBA contracts like you can in the NFL.

05 Feb 2016 22:16:46
@carl006 I was referencing to an extension now (cap is going to constantly go up each year) to get him on an average PG salary now (average now.

05 Feb 2016 23:08:38
But that is not what you said. There is nothing the Bulls can do about Rose's contract that would give them more cap space this summer.

You should have said Rose resigns for less in 2017.

05 Feb 2016 19:37:49
Trade ideas for how the Pels can restock their roster and build a future contender around A. D.

Pelicans/ Nets Trade

Nets get: Tyreke Evans, Omer Asik, Ryan Anderson, Pelicans 2018 1st and 2nd round pick

Pels get: Joe Johnson, Thadeus Young, Ronda Hollis Jefferson

Pelicans/ Bulls Trade

Bulls get: Alexia Ajencia, Norris Cole

Pels get: Joachim Noah, Tony Snell

Pels 2016 roster
Holiday, Gordon, Johnson, Young, Davis
(absence due to injury to Hollis Jefferson and Noah result in a losing season/ high draft pick)

Pelicans let Joe Johnson and Gordon walk at the end of the year

Pels draft one of either Kris Dunn/ Jamal Murray/ Buddy Hield and sign Nicolas Batum in free agency for near max contract

Pelicans resign Joachim Noah

Pelicans Lineup for 2016/ 2017

Starters:
Jrue Holiday, Quincy Pondexter, Nicholas Batum, Anthony Davis, Joachim Noah

2nd Unit:
Kris Dunn/ Jamal Murray, Tony Snell, Ronda Hollis Jefferson, Thadeus Young

Pelicans drastically improve on defense and acquire both cheap rookie deals and veteran leadership. This team would be much better suited to Gentry's coaching style given the numerous wings and potential versatility in lineups. We could also play small ball with Thad Young at the 4 and Davis at the 5.

05 Feb 2016 20:53:31
Solid ideas, Just worry about QPon at the 2.But if He were healthy You would have wing threats w Him and Batum, that would open up AD from the double and triple teams. Noah defends middle and Jrue runs the show.

05 Feb 2016 21:16:41
I don't think the nets would give up RHJ. But the trades do make sense.

05 Feb 2016 19:00:10
NY-Chi-Clippers

NY: D Rose+ D Jordan
Chi: C Anthony+ P Pierce
Clippers: J Noah+ R Lopez+ 1rnd pic Sac+ 1rnd Pic Bulls.

03 Feb 2016 15:36:28
CHI-ATL

Horford, Bazemore
Gasol, Mirotic, McDermott, 2016 SAC 1st

ATL gets young prospect for wing (being now able to move korver along teague for right player) and a big man who won't produce less than horford till season ends and might be retained for less. CHI makes push for contention, gets better (pick as compensation, still have their own)

03 Feb 2016 09:15:00
Sac-Chi

Kings trade R. Gay and W. Cauley-Stein

Bulls trade T. Gibson, N. Mirotic and D. Mcdermott aswell as Kings own pick back.

Kings get a 4 tk pair alongside Cousins who is THE most dominant centre in basketball right now. They get some shooters too.

Bulls get another scorer in Gay and Noah's successor in big Willey.

Bulls offseason

Let Pau, Noah, Hinrich, Moore and Brooks go. With the cap rising to $90m next year the Bulls can afford to sign L. Deng and Chalmers to "okay" contracts and still be able to resign guys like Pau and Joakim to decent deals.

2016/ 17

Rose/ Chalmers/ Brooks
Butler/ Dunleavy/ Moore
Gay/ Deng/ Snell
Gasol/ Portis/ Vet min
Cauley-Stein/ Noah/ Bairstow.

01 Feb 2016 22:22:13
Magic Trades and Offseason

Trade

Magic-Bulls

Magic get:Future 1st rd pick
Warriors get: Frye

Free Agency

Resign-Evan Fournier 4 yr 48 Mil
Resign-Dwayne Dedmon 2 yr 5 Mil
Sign-Al Jefferson 3 yr 27 Mil
Sign-Dwight Howard 4 yr 64 Mil
Let Smith and Nicholson go

Draft
20th Pick: Sheldon McClellan
30th pick (Warriors) : Joel Bolomby

Payton/ Watson/ Napier
Oladipo/ Fournier/ McClellan
Gordon/ Hezonja/ Marble
Vucevic/ Harris/ Bolomby
Howard/ Jefferson/ Dedmon.

01 Feb 2016 22:40:12
howard won't come back to Orlando. he wants a ring and that won't happen there. and you really think the magic are going to make the playoffs?

01 Feb 2016 22:41:47
D12 is not going to take $16M/ yr, no way Magic get him for that. Also, Vucevic is not a four, he's a five. D12, Jefferson and Vucevic is too much of a log jam at C.

01 Feb 2016 22:42:06
Probably cab get McClellan in the second round.

01 Feb 2016 22:54:39
Who is going to give 1st rounder for Fry?

01 Feb 2016 23:35:47
realEAST a lot of teams are interested in him and the warriors first rounder is going to be 29-30.

02 Feb 2016 01:02:41
don't think anybody is interested, bad player bad contract.

31 Jan 2016 20:42:45
Bucks-Bulls

Bucks - D. Rose

Bulls - G. Vasquez, O. Mayo, M. Plumlee, J. Bayless.

31 Jan 2016 04:06:09
New Orleans: mirotic pachulia hinrich Jeremy Evans
Dallas: Norris cole Jordan Adams Brandon wright Bulls 2nd pick
Chicago: Conley Randolph Jeff green Ryan Anderson Matt Barnes Jarrell Martin
Memphis: gasol Noah dunleavy Felton snell kings 2nd pick via New Orleans

Holiday
Gordon
Mirotic
Davis
Pachulia

Williams
Matthews
Parsons
Dirk
Wright

Rose
Conley
Butler
Green
Randolph

Chalmers
Allen
Snell
Gasol
Gasol.

31 Jan 2016 07:37:51
Dude you being silly. Z-Bo at centre? Bulls do this because?

31 Jan 2016 08:30:14
This trade actually made my eyes bleed.

30 Jan 2016 17:09:23
Trades Pelicans should to help this season and in future


Pelicans - Timofey Mosgov
Cavs - Omir Asik, 2 2nd round picks

Pelicans - Doug McDermott, Jokaim Noah
Bulls - Eric Gordon

PG - Evans - Cole
SG - Holiday - Gee
SF - McDermott - Cunningham
PF - Davis - Anderson
C - Mosgov - Aijanca.

30 Jan 2016 18:10:53
First trade fails miserably because of salaries. Not to mention, i'm fairly certain the Cavs aren't giving up an expiring 5 mill contract for the worst, most untradeable 5 year deal in the sport. Even with those 2 MONSTER 2nd rounders.

The second trade works salary wise, but i see no reason why the bulls would make this move. Yes, they get a wing, but at what cost? They ONLY do this if they have given up entirely on McDermott. Which I don't believe they have.

29 Jan 2016 19:04:55
NOLA - CHI - BKN

NOLA get: Joakim Noah (exp) and Joe Johnson (exp)

CHI get: Omer Asik and Tyreke Evans

BKN get: Jrue Holiday and Mike Dunleavy.

29 Jan 2016 19:34:57
Bulls can't take in that salary. + they let Asik go already.

29 Jan 2016 15:25:09
Bulls Offseason:

Let Noah, Gasol and Kirk walk

Bring back aaron brooks

Draft: #13 (if Sacramento keeps pace) Jamal Murray, #24 Henry Ellenson

Free Agents: Courtney Lee, Al Horforrd or Whiteside

Rose/ Murray/ Brooks
Butler/ Lee
Dunleyvey/ Mcdermot
Portis/ MIrotic
Horford Or Whiteside/ Gibson.

29 Jan 2016 15:36:58
No way ellenson is there at 24.

29 Jan 2016 15:51:49
Murray going in top 10, he could easily start at 2 otherwise, before Dunleavy (I'd send him for anything, anywhere)

29 Jan 2016 16:23:33
Gibson would start over mirotic and portis.

29 Jan 2016 16:24:51
Murray and ellenson both gone by 13.

29 Jan 2016 18:46:57
Mock draft has the bulls taking murray at 10 and ellison at 23. Read up on some of the updated mock drafts. No clue why you think ellenson is gone by 13 other than to object to the post and say they are wrong.

29 Jan 2016 19:02:18
i'd much rather sign a pf and let gibson start at center. He is the prototypical athlete (combined with his tremendous length) for the 4 position in the newer nba setting.

+ let aaron brooks go. get a bigger backup.

+ start lee at the 2 with butler at the 3. shooting + defense at both positions. (& dunleavy's health is? )

29 Jan 2016 19:36:15
^meant 5* position, sorry.

29 Jan 2016 19:48:28
What mock draft I look at plenty updated everyday go to draft express.

29 Jan 2016 19:48:50
Ellenson probably in to 10.

29 Jan 2016 19:52:15
Idk what mock draft you're looking at but it can't be great if it's got the bulls at 10 when they're in the 20s.

29 Jan 2016 19:53:04
Some drafts have Brice Johnson in the top 10 when he's a fringe 1st rd at best.

29 Jan 2016 20:40:59
1st, thrill. read up. the bulls have the kings 1st if it falls outside 10.so true, won't be 10, but likely 11-13.

Second, the mock draft i looked at is the first one listed. nbadraft. net. Has the murray at 10, ellison at 23.to the bulls. So obviously, won't be 10.but 11-13.not a ridiculous stretch that he could drop a whole slot or two.

Or look at hoopshype, murray 11, ellison 18.

Ya know, to say that the only mock draft that is good is draftexpress is kinda hysterical. It's a mock draft. Also known as the season is halfway through, the tournament hasn't happened, and to be so positive that those guys aren't going to be available. Come on. there's a reason you should diversify and possibly read more than a single mockdraft before claiming as fact they will both be gone.

Ellison will likely NOT be top 10.and heres why. MArquette isn't good. Everyone knows draft stocks rise or drop in the tournament. So to say, oh, ellison is top 10, absolutely. gone, no chance. when his team likely won't make the tournament, is just absurd.

So there are those reasons. but eh, if you want to just preach draftexpress as the end all be all, that's cool. Its wrong, but that's cool. but simply look at last years draft express to realize. perhaps there is some expected variations. Just to give you insight, here are some of the picks that they had, which clearly HAD to be.

Justise Winslow - 6
Cauley-Stein - 13
Hollis-Jefferson - 16
Portis - 17
Jones - 18
Hunter - 23
Holmes - 28

Point is, these were sure fire, draft express says so. yet low and behold. they werent. Make sense?

Also, heads up. you can post more than 1 line per comment as opposed to writing 4 one line comments back to back to back to back.

29 Jan 2016 21:32:08
Everything he said^.

29 Jan 2016 21:41:13
I'm not saying it's the only one that's good I'm just saying it's very good and hoopshype is garbage they have heild at 8 and Brice Johnson at 10 and I'm sure you know enough that that's too high especially for Johnson and nbadraft. net is pretty good I'm looking at all of them I just don't see ellenson that low both of those guys could go on the top 5 also, and I know I can type more than that I just an on a phone and think of stuff after I post lol.

29 Jan 2016 22:50:13
Haha top 5 eh? Complete garbage because the have Johnson at 10? Ok there jay bilas.

29 Jan 2016 22:52:29
FYI. I'm on a phone also. Not going to lie, ignoring your evaluations on mock drafts after you said that board was garbage because the Bulls aren't anywhere near number 10 they are mid 20s. Seriously, read up on picks owed before posting matter of fact evaluations. It definitely helps.

30 Jan 2016 14:22:41
They get sacramento's pick top 10 protected. Hence the #13 pick.

29 Jan 2016 02:06:11
Bulls-Kings

Bulls get Cousins and C. Butler

Kings get Noah, Mirotic, McDermott, their own 1st rd pick back, and Bulls 2017 1st rd pick.

29 Jan 2016 04:01:28
There is no chance in hell the Kings give up Demarcus for that.

31 Jan 2016 17:07:53
Better trade:
Kings get:Gasol, Snell

Bulls get: Gay, Mcollum

Bulls get the wing they need and back up for Jimmy. Kings get an all-star in Gasol which will help keep Cousins in Sac. And Snell that can kinda defend.

02 Feb 2016 22:43:11
No way the trade or Better trade happens. Mcollum is not a king- Gay Gasol might work.

28 Jan 2016 00:18:34
Atlanta hawks trade jeff teague, tiago splitter, kyle korver, mike scott, tim hardaway jr. TO.

CHICAGO for d. rose, j. noah, mcdermott.

28 Jan 2016 14:33:43
Bulls say hell no.

27 Jan 2016 06:02:06
Chi/ Brooklyn

Chi gets: Joe Johnson + 10 million of 24 million dollar deal.

Brookyln gets: Joakim Noah, Tony Snell, 2016 2nd.

The Bulls get a veteran wing scorer who can still play, and would boost their offensive production without giving up anything significant. The likelihood Noah stays in CHI is slim, and with Butler/ Dunleavy/ McDermoot/ Mirotic, snell is expendable.

The nets get Joakim, to help balance out the contracts, snell, a decent player with decent upside. And a 2nd. They can get something for JJ.

Rose/ Brooks/ Hinrich
Butler/ Dunleavy/ Moore
Johnson/ McDermott
Taj/ Mirotic
Pau/ Portis/ Bairstow.

27 Jan 2016 13:14:33
"10 million of 24 million dollar deal"

Can't split it like that. Contract follows the player.

27 Jan 2016 17:57:17
no other teams can still pay players if they aren't on their team anymore. and they can pay a percentage.

25 Jan 2016 15:56:13
Bulls-Clippers

Bulls: Pau Gasol, Mike Dunleavy
Clippers: Lance Stephenson, future 2nd


Rose/ Brooks
Stephenson/ McDermott
Butler/ Snell
Mirotic/ Portis
Gibson/ Bairstow.

25 Jan 2016 16:27:08
Why in the heck would the Bulls move potential All-Star Gasol for waste bin Stephenson? Worst trade I've seen on this site in a long time. I hope this is a joke.

25 Jan 2016 18:25:38
1)Check all my posts, I'm a Bulls fan.
2)Pau Gasol is a) going to be a free agent this summer, b) doesn't play defense and c) worthy of valuable assets back.
3)You call Stephenson a waste bin b/ c one bad season at Charlotte? Lol, okay.

25 Jan 2016 18:45:47
I believe he is labeled a waste because of one AWFUL season in Charlotte, one worthless season on the Clippers, and a players value is based off the past year or two, not ignoring his past year or two and remembering the good ole days. Even when he was producing at a decent level, he was an absolute head ache and failed to show the maturity needed to be any type of leader. That may be why he's labeled a waste.

25 Jan 2016 12:38:51
realEAST would this work?

CHI/ DEN

CHI get Danilo Gallinari and JJ Hickson

DEN get injured Noah's contract, Nikola Mirotic, SAC 1st round pick and CHI 2 2nd round picks

* Bulls get a legit scoring option beside Rose and Butler while getting a defensive back up big

* Nuggets trade Gallo for assets while he's still red hot.

CHI

Pg Rose/ Hinrich/ Brooks
Sg Butler/ Dunleavy
Sf Gallinari/ McDermott
Pf Gibson/ Portis
Ce Gasol/ Hickson/ Bairstow

DEN

Pg Mudiay/ Nelson
Sg Harris/ Barton/ Foye
Sf Mirotic/ Chandler
Pf Faried/ Arthur
Ce Nurkic/ Jokic/ Lauvergne.

25 Jan 2016 13:01:36
Not too far, maybe have to add McDermott to make it go through.

25 Jan 2016 13:03:27
Add McDermott and Gary Harris? would it work (ironic that they traded these 2 during draft day)

25 Jan 2016 13:55:10
that bulls line up is WAY too big lmao.

25 Jan 2016 14:07:29
@USA, without Harris in my opinion, I value him above McDermott for what he has shown this season, and since he is younger. Gallo has good season, and value, he would cost two prospects and mid-late 1st pick, especially since Denver is in no need to sell (but would be tempting to receive two good prospects, in Gallinari mold, to grow with the core
)
Bulls messed up big time in my opinion, basically giving up on Harris and Nurkic for McDermott, both of them being better prospects than he is.

This deal leaves them with some flexibility for summer, cause between Rose, Butler, Gallo, Taj, Snell, Portis, Felicio and pick + cap hold, they would have 20 mil of cap space (15 if they don't get rid of Dunleavy), which is fine for filling up starting C, and back ups. Let's say cut Dunleavy, they can offer 14-17 mil per season for Ezeli, which should do it (closer to 17 I guess) and have around 5 mil in cap, and that more in cap exception to fill bench (also can resign some former players over the cap if needed)

Rose-Butler-Gallo-Taj-Ezeli

with Portis coming for Taj at the end of season, and with Rose expiring (2017.) , Gallo having player option, gives them flexibility to go after someone next summer too, in coordination and depending on production of core they already have.

25 Jan 2016 15:15:40
Ezeli 17m/ year? Why not just start Portis-Gibson. Gibson played tremendous last year when he was starting.

25 Jan 2016 15:50:54
Ezeli will get payed, that's for sure (maybe not 17, but between 14 and 17 def) . Portis can still improve and learn, and that would be easier being sort of big 6th man. Gibson is slightly undersized for C, at just 6'9, although superb athletically, more of forward. Also, will have only one year of contract, at age 31, CHI should be looking for more long term solutions, and I think Ezeli is a very good one, given very good D, fine post off (even as passer), athleticism.

Other option is to try trading now for a prospect big (like Noel), and then go after wing in FA; but I think this is more realistic way to go.

25 Jan 2016 17:26:13
I have zero clue why you think its definite between 14 and 17 million for Ezeli. Offensively, he has ZERO range. He grabs boards and plays some defense, but no where near elite. Not to mention, he missed all of the 2013-14 season becaue of knee surgery, significant time the next year because of an ankle.

Here are the centers that are pending free agents, you really think he's one of the most coveted?

Drummond, Howard, Whiteside, Jefferson, Noah, Zaza. Just a tad bit of an overhype to think a franchise is going to bet its future on Festus to the extent of 17 million.

25 Jan 2016 17:39:58
This year everybody gets overpayed, that's the thing (he would be 10-12 mil C this summer, with this level of play - athletic, good finisher around rim, very good defender, good passer) .

Drummond, restricted, max offered or matched by DET, not going nowhere for sure
Howard, is at the moment something like Ezeli, but has that primadona mentality (on off, on D, athletically, with all the injuries; just few years older)
Whiteside, going to get max somewhere (Ezeli is couple mil cheaper)
Jefferson, Noah really doubt they are starter quality any more, with age and injuries, and game limited to one end
Zaza is hard worker, but not an exceptional player, also past 30.

Thing is, once Whiteside decides (considering Drummond not leaving DET, and everybody realizes that), all the other C's are going to become more expensive, as teams switch focus to them. And 15-17 mil is going to be a normal salary for a good starter who is about to play through his prime (age 26 and on)

25 Jan 2016 18:02:48
Lol ezeli will not get paid 17 million. His performance this year besides the 1st month or so has been extremely sub par. 10-12 is somewhat realistic but to say guaranteed 17 is crazy. Only way he makes that much is if bogut goes down for the season and he becomes a starting C and produces big time. Other than that no team will give him 17 million.

25 Jan 2016 18:20:04
If someone acts quick, before Whiteside is signed, he can be tied for 3yrs/ 40-42 mil or 4yrs/ 50-52 mil, I don't think he'll go for less; but after Whiteside signs somewhere he won't go under 4yrs/ 60 mil. (thing is, it takes only one desperate team to push others there)
He played consistently for only one month, but league is well aware what can be of him if given starting minutes and some consistency.

25 Jan 2016 01:07:05
Detroit Pistons Offseason

sign
Andre Drummond 6yr/ 127mil
Demar Derozan 4yr/ 79mil
Joakim Noah 3yr/ 30mil
DJ Augustin 1yr/ 5.5 mil

trade
Marcus Morris and Jodie Meeks to the bulls for Taj Gibson and Tony Snell

draft
Denzel Valentine
Brice Johnson

Lineup
Reggie Jackson/ Augustin/ Dinwiddie
KCP/ Snell/ Bullock
Derozan/ S Johnson/ Valentine
Gibson/ Iliasoyva/ b Johnson
Drummond/ Noah/ Baynes.

25 Jan 2016 02:00:30
Derozan will get more and you can't give Drummond 6 years, tops is 5.

25 Jan 2016 02:27:57
1. A sea can't go above 6 yrs
2. Paying Noah too much
3. Derozan is going to get bigger offers from places like LAL.

25 Jan 2016 02:33:20
No such thing as a 6 year. Derozen won't sign. Trade won't happen. Otherwise solid plan.

25 Jan 2016 03:20:02
There are no 6 year contracts and there is also a salary cap. Google it.

25 Jan 2016 04:37:10
Bulls getting robbed in that deal.

25 Jan 2016 04:58:12
Also, unless a team has 2 of the top 25 picks they cannot draft both Denzel Valentine and Brice Johnson.

25 Jan 2016 05:56:38
I doubt Brice Johnson is getting drafted in the 1st round.

25 Jan 2016 14:29:56
This is not a deep draft at all, someone will gamble on that combo of size and athleticism in the 1st.

24 Jan 2016 19:57:39
Bulls-Timberwolves

Bulls get: Kevin Martin

Timberwolves get: Taj Gibson.

25 Jan 2016 01:05:36
Early in the season, there was a lot of steam over a Taj-Martin swap, but Martin has played poorly to make a swap impossible. Moreover, with Noah likely out for the season, CHI can't trade Taj to get a chance for more three-point shooting that Hoiberg's offense requires.

I think if we see a deal between the two teams, it will be trading Noah's $13 mil dead salary and a late, protected first for Martin, perhaps Payne, and about $10 mil in savings by getting Reinsdorf under the lux. CHI can't afford to swap production around and still be able to beat CLE in a 7-game series (though I loved watching them beat the Cavs last night! ) . I think they need to add talent, and if they don't want to offer much value, the way to do it is to look at riskier guys that have produced in the past (Martin, Markieff, Ty Lawson) . Those three can be had for a song, and Martin probably fits their needs better than the other two.

 
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