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27 Aug 2015 15:58:39

Bulls get : Rudy Gay & Demarcus Cousins

Pg Rose
Sg Dunleavy
Sf Gay
Pf Gasol
Ce Cousins

Kings get : Joakim Noah & Jimmy Butler

Pg Rondo
Sg McLemore
Sf J. Butler
Pf Wcs
Ce Noah

27 Aug 2015 16:36:26
I'd rather keep Butler, but find a way to get Cousins.
Maybe Noah and Gibson/Mirotic for Cousins? If that's even enough.

22 Aug 2015 17:13:26
Bulls Get: Brandon Jennings

Pistons Get: Taj Gibson



23 Aug 2015 05:00:58
Pistons want to play a stretch 4.

23 Aug 2015 15:59:44
Detroit is not going to rade one of their new acquistions until they have tried to work with them in the system and see how it fits.

24 Aug 2015 00:49:42
Brandon Jennings is not one of their new acquisitions but I know what you meant

21 Aug 2015 19:36:56

Bulls get Markieff Morris
Suns get Taj Gibson


Bulls get Courtney Lee, Devon Harris
Mavs get Joakim Noah, Tony Snell
Grizzlies get Zaza Pachulia, Doug McDermott

-cuts tax on Bulls


21 Aug 2015 17:42:38

Bulls get Calderon (more backup at the 1, + cut tax)
Clips get Gibson (help in the front court)
Knicks get Crawford and Wilcox (extra scoring)

21 Aug 2015 18:52:39
Bulls are already 3 deep at Pg lol.

21 aug 2015 16:45:52
cha - suns - bulls

char out marvin williams, pj hairston and brob

suns out keef morris

bulls out gibson and snell

char in morris and snell
suns in gibson and brob
chi in pj and marvin williams

21 Aug 2015 18:54:41
Bulls still get screwed. Marvin Williams is only 2m less salary than Gibson with far less value. Hairston is non existent on the Hornets, much less the Bulls.

21 Aug 2015 04:06:28

ORL get: Joakim Noah & Doug McDermott

Pg. Payton
Sg. olapido/hezonjia
Sf. Harris/McDermott
Pf vucevic
C Noah

CHI get: Demar Derozan, Channing Frye, & Aaron Gordon

Pg rose
Sg Derozan
Sf butler
Pf Mirotic/Gordon
C Gasol/frye

TOR get: Taj Gibson, Shabazz Napier, & Bobby Ports

Pg Lowry
Sg Ross
Sf Carroll
Pf gibson
C valanciunas

21 Aug 2015 18:44:38
Derozen is worth more than that

21 Aug 2015 18:55:37
I'd rather keep Portis than getting Gordon.

22 Aug 2015 19:25:12
^Ummm what? Portis was a steal and I think he will emerge into a very solid player, but Gordon has star potential and is way better than Portis.

24 Aug 2015 20:50:12
Gordon has star potential? Cmon, man. Summer league done got your hopes up.

20 Aug 2015 21:08:51

MIL get: Taj Gibson

pg. MCW/Vasquez
sg. Giannis/Vaughn
sf. Parker/Middleton
pf. Gibson/O'Bryant
c. Monroe/Plumlee

CHI get: Rudy Gay

pg. Rose/Brooks
sg. Butler/Hinrich
sf. Gay/Snell
pf. Gasol/Mirotic
c. Noah/Muhammed

SAC get: Doug McDermott, John Henson, & OJ Mayo

pg. Rondo/Collison
sg. Mayo/Bellineli
sf. McLemore/McDermott
pf. Cousins/Henson
c. WCS/Koufos

21 Aug 2015 00:56:54
I'd take Henson and his potential over the aging Gibson if I'm Milwaukee

21 Aug 2015 09:51:20
I like this idea, sac become more balance (Rondo Gets a lot of players to pass to)
Chicago gets another offensive guy besidde D rose.
Not about taj Gibson and his age but greg Monroe could use a defensive player beside him like Taj Gibson.

21 Aug 2015 19:01:07
I love this trade, from a Bulls perspective.

21 Aug 2015 23:55:39
D cousins can get you 25 pts a game. R gay can get you 20 pts a game. Trading r gay will leave cousins all alone. No one else on the team can get you more than 12 pts a game

20 Aug 2015 19:07:08
Not a likely scenario, but amuse me:

If Bulls fall apart this year with injuries & new head coach & Pelicans need a little more inside than Asik can offer and Clarkson improves this year on his 3pt shooting:

At the trade deadline

CHI: N Young, J Clarkson, '16 1st rd pick (via NOP protected 1-14) & '16 2nd rd pick (via LAL) creating a $10.3M TPE

NOP: R Hibbert

LAL: J Butler & O Asik

CHI gets a young, developing player to replace Butler, bench scoring & 2 picks in next year's draft to add to the 2 1st rounders they already have (SAC protected 1-10 & their own pick for a potential total of 3 1st rd picks next year).

NOP adds one of the best defending centers in the league who can add more offense than Asik giving them more scoring and the best defensive front court in the league with Hibbert & Davis. They can go deeper in the playoffs with this team.

LAL get solid starting center & Butler who is a terrific 2 way player. These acquisitions would help attract premier free agents next summer.
In summer of 2016, sign Durant to max deal (4 years $108M w/ player option on his 3rd year starting at $25M) and J Noah (3 years $45M starting at $15M). This puts them right at $90M in committed salary (renounce Kobe's cap hold). They still need a backup PG, maybe sign a veteran with the exception.

PG: Russell/FA
SG: Butler/Williams
SF: Durant/Brown/Holmes
PF: Randle/Bass/Nance
C: Noah/Asik/Upshaw

20 Aug 2015 20:33:35
A lot of ifs there. I don't think it's enoug for la to get butler however. And they don't have any first rounders that they can trade either. I see why you'd want that for la but it really isn't enough value there.

20 Aug 2015 21:37:07
Yeah, the Lakers would have to give up either randle or Russell to get butler. I don't see any other way. Hibbert and Asik have similar value, so you basically trade clarkson, young, and a second for butler.

20 Aug 2015 23:23:01
Yeah this is very unlikely. But still a thought

21 Aug 2015 19:02:35
Jordan Clarkson will never be what Jimmy Butler is. Offensively? Maybe. Defensively? No. c'mon now. Not that he isn't good enough, but the size comparison to be able to guard bigger guys is not even close.

22 Aug 2015 15:18:07
Pelicans don't want Hibbert

20 Aug 2015 12:39:11

BUCKS get : Taj Gibson & Mike Dunleavy

BULLS get : Khris Middelton

BUCKS get the legit PF starter they need, and add more shooting to balance the floor for MCW & Giannis. This also provides some veteran leadership with multiple years of playoff experience.

T.Gibson/C. Copeland/M.Plumlee

BULLS get a more productive starting wing scorer with length. This move also helps make an aging Bulls team become more youthful.


20 Aug 2015 14:19:37
As a Bulls fan, I would love this. but. 1) Anteko cannot and will never play SG because his shot isn't good enough and he is way to big. (Not saying the kid isn't good, because he is. He's got amazing potential. at the PF position). 2) Didn't the Bucks just resign Middleton in hopes of keeping him long term? lol. and 3) Bulls are already over the cap, this would just make it worse.

20 Aug 2015 14:57:41
Dude Giannis can play sg

20 Aug 2015 16:42:20
I think Gianis is more built for SG than PF. He's really a SF, but he can probably play any position situationally. He's fast and athletic enough to play SG though, and at 6'11 would be a major matchup nightmare.

21 Aug 2015 19:05:00
Except the fact he shoots a lower 3 point percentage than a high school drop out? His 3 point shooting is horrible.

20 Aug 2015 08:05:53
Dec. 15 trade (FA signing trade restriction lifted)

Kings get: Markieff Morris, Suns 2016 2nd rd
Suns get: Taj Gibson
Bulls get: Kosta Koufos

Rondo / Collison / Curry
McLemore / Belinelli / Anderson
Gay / Casspi / Butler
Morris / Acy / Dukan
Cousins / Cauley-Stein / FA

Rose / Brooks
Butler / Hinrich / Moore
Dunleavy / McDermott / Snell
Gasol / Mirotic / Portis / Bairstow
Noah / Koufos / Mohammed

Knight / Price
Bledsoe / Booker / Goodwin
Tucker / Warren / Weems
Gibson / Teletovic / Leuer
Chandler / Len

Morris is an ideal fit for the Kings, and can move to a 6th man role if WCS develops. The Suns probably won't have to add a 2nd rounder by the time Dec. 15 comes around, but will still need to trade him before it becomes a mess.

The Bulls clear out a glut at the PF position, and have a reliable backup center to go to when they rest Noah. Koufos is also under contract longer than Gibson.

The Suns make the best out of a bad situation and establish a good defensive culture. Scoring is a couple deadline or offseason moves away - it is easy to get. Having the right veteran pieces to show young players how to win will keep the Suns from going into a downward spiral, and will attract free agents as well.

The Bulls and Kings in particular get much more clearly defined bench rotations as well.

20 Aug 2015 12:45:04
Taj & Tyson would be a terrible front court pairing. Suns wouldn't pull that trigger. They can do better even considering the lack of leverage caused by the demanded trade.

19 Aug 2015 09:47:14

BUCKS get : Taj Gibson & Mike Dunleavy

BULLS get : Khris Middelton & Jarryd Bayless

BUCKS get the legit PF back-up they need, and add more shooting to balance the floor for MCW & Giannis. This also provides some veteran leadership.

M. Dunleavy/J. Parker/D.Inglis
T.Gibson/C. Copeland/M.Plumlee

BULLS get a more productive starting wing scorer with length. This move also helps make an aging Bulls team more youthful.


19 Aug 2015 11:45:55
Duleavy over Parker?

20 Aug 2015 03:45:37
Yes Dunleavy > Parker. Dunleavy is healthy and isn't recovering from an ACL tear

20 Aug 2015 12:56:16
Yeah that's a ridiculous reason. Parker is healthy. And far better.

20 Aug 2015 14:53:16
Thank you Pizza

20 Aug 2015 16:45:59
To that logic, should clarkson start over Kobe since Kobe isn't healthy? Dunleavy never starts over Parker, ever. EVER.

20 Aug 2015 23:27:15
@Ben millerKobe is playing small forward but still I agree if Kobe was playing shooting guard

19 Aug 2015 02:29:51
Pho - chi - Min

Pho - t Gibson

Chi - k Martin

Min - M Morris & pho 2nd rd pick

18 Aug 2015 14:25:37

Bulls get Evan Turner, Tyler Zeller, future 2nd from Raptors

Raptors get Taj Gibson, James Young

Celtics get Terrance Ross, Doug McDermott



Lee(or Johnson)/Sullinger/Jerebko
Johnson(or Lee)/Olynyk

18 Aug 2015 21:53:15
Why would the C's give up Zeller, Young and Turner for garbage?? Boston doesn't even answer that phone call.

19 Aug 2015 08:45:04
I like to add Ross to the Celtics not a big fan of McDermott.
I'll play Ross at small forward and I don't like trading away Celtics only true center.
Good idea

19 Aug 2015 10:11:31
Young is bad right now, yet I would not give Zeller cause he is the best 5 that Celtica do have.

18 Aug 2015 13:05:26

TOR get: Taj Gibson

Pg Lowry
Sg Derozan
Sf Carroll
Pf Gibson
C. Valanciunas

CHI get: Rudy Gay

Pg Rose
Sg Butler
Sf. Gay
Pf Gasol/Mirotic
C. Noah/Portis

SAC get: Terrence Ross & Doug McDermott

Pg. Rondo
Sg McLemore
Sf Ross/McDermott
Pf Cousins

18 Aug 2015 14:05:58
Not sure if Sac gets enough

17 Aug 2015 16:13:00

Bulls get Patterson and Ross

Raptors get Gibson and Snell

17 Aug 2015 16:41:05
Toronto must add some picks, yet I love the trade.

17 Aug 2015 19:52:12
Might not have to give up Ross to get Gibson

17 Aug 2015 22:25:40
Bulls add

17 Aug 2015 23:09:29
Chi doesn't need Patterson the have Mirotic off the bench. That's why they are trying to get rid of Gibson. Get Charlotte involved in that trade with Marvin Williams going to Chi and Snell and or Ross to Cha and you will have a deal.

18 Aug 2015 14:14:13
Bulls don't want Marvin Williams to basically be non-existant for 7m this year.

16 Aug 2015 15:45:06
Bulls heat

Deng + Chalmers


Gibson, McBuckets, Bairstrow

Bulls get back their great SF
Heat get young SF and cut almost 3 mil in salary

16 Aug 2015 19:38:55
Sent is no longer great.

16 Aug 2015 08:24:52
If Durant won't sign with OKC

Bulls get Kevin Durant with ext and Steve Novak

Celtics get Joakim Noah

Thunder get Jimmy Butler, Avery Bradley, and 2016 1st round pick from Chicago

Pf. S. Ibaka/ M. McGary/ N. Collison
Sf. J. Butler/ K. Singler/ A. Roberson
C. E. Kanter/ S. Adams/ D. Johnson
Sg. A. Bradley/ D. Waiters/ A. Morrow
Pg. R. Westbrook/ C. Payne/ D. Augustine

16 Aug 2015 13:57:37
Durant won't have nearly that value if he isn't resigning.

16 Aug 2015 06:40:37

CHI get Kelly Olynyk & Evan Turner

Pg Rose/Hinrich/Brooks
Sg Butler/Dunleavy/Snell
Sf Turner/McDermott
Pf Gasol/Mirotic/Portis
Ce Noah/Olynyk

BOS get Markieff Morris & CHI 2nd round pick & PHX 2nd round pick

Pg Smart/Thomas/Rozier
Sg Bradley/Hunter
Sf Crowder/Young
Pf Morris/Sullinger
Ce Lee/Johnson/Zeller

PHX get Taj Gibson & Perry Jones

Pg Knight/Goodwin/Price
Sg Bledsoe/Booker
Sf Tucker/Warren
Pf Gibson/Jones/Mirza
Ce Chandler/Len

16 Aug 2015 16:36:22
Can't believe it. I kinda like this deal. Nice job,USA.

17 Aug 2015 15:06:17
Wow, damn. I like this as well.

15 Aug 2015 10:59:48

BUCKS get : 2nd from Sixers & Taj Gibson

BULLS get : OJ Mayo & Miles Plumlee

SIXERS get : Jerryd Bayless

BUCKS get a PF back-up they need, make room for Vaughn to be the back up SG and solve the logjam problem at PG


BULLS might need some scoring off the bench and a reliable back up center


SIXERS try to have a veteran PG


15 Aug 2015 13:55:50
I do that if I'm the Sixers since I want a real PG for this team. Bayless has 1 year left on a responsible contract.

Hinkie doesn't do that. Don't know why. But he doesn't.

15 Aug 2015 15:24:31
Hinkie doesn't give up a second rounder for bayless because he's going to sign Huertas to play pg this year. He knows nobody on the current roster even has the potential to be a good starting pg, now or ever. So Huertas gets the ball to the bigs in the right spot, shoots very well, and mentors Jamaal Murray or Kris Dunn next year. Btw, Embiid gets Durant type surgery in 3 days. Here's hoping he stops growing at 7'2" and recovers .

15 Aug 2015 15:54:43
No thanks from Sixers. I don't want terrible vets just to have them. Look we're going to loss a lot of game r regardless at this point. Let's make sure we make progress with our young players. Coaches are the ones who should be teaching our young guys. Not some 30 something waste of playing time and unhappy to be playing on a losing team vet. It has to be the right vet for me to play him. Maybe a former superstar that still has a little game left. Someone the guys look up to.

15 Aug 2015 16:33:43
TreGib. I understand your point, but are young talent level is all in the front court. These guys will develop MUCH quicker with less frustration if someone is getting them the ball when and where they need it to be successful. Not saying bayless is the guy, but you are doing Okafor, Noel, and Holmes a huge disservice with the current pg situation. It's hard to become a better hitter if the batting practice pitching coach is throwing all balls. Get these young studs a pg. Please.

15 Aug 2015 16:52:41
As I mentioned above, I think Huertas is a perfect fit. He has smoked everyone, including the US, in international play. He wants to prove he can play in the nba, and he's a excellent passer and shooter. Runs the game well, and finds the open man in the right spots. Plus, he says he wants to mentor a young pg in the nba. This guy will have a chance to start in Philly, cost us nothing, and has a chip on his shoulder. All we need is 2 years from him. I understand he just turned 32, but he's the kind of winning influence this team needs. A win/win.

15 Aug 2015 18:03:52

Playing point guard with bigs is not that hard. That's why there are sooooo many point guard in this league that all seem decent. It's the easiest postion to play average. Its hard to become great. These vets were talking about are so pedestrian and boring I see no point in taking development minutes away from younger guys.

For example. Okafor. He post up about 10 to 12 feet from the basket. easy pass to make front eh top of the three point arch. Similarly on drives to the basket. Noel has very little offensive game but he can cut to the basket. so drive to the basket. Take his defender and pass Noel the ball. It's not that hard for guys who have been playing the game for their whole lives.

Let's not over complicate this job. Big men like okafor are the easiest to play with. Just got to get them the ball when Ask for it. For example. Ish smith played with Noel extremely well. But is a he even an average point guard in this league. NO! Again. It's easy to play with bigs.

15 Aug 2015 20:33:12
TreVino.I think you are seriously undervaluing the role of a pg. How many good teams have one of those" average pgs). GS, Cleveland, LAC, SA, Chi, Wash,Tor, Por(last year), they all have excellent players at the pg position. Its not a coincidence they all were top teams. The only one that I can think of that had an " average " pg and was a very good team was Houston( and Harden was practically a one man show). I think a very good player at the point is important. I don't think playing with good big guys is a detriment to a pgs success, but it's not the only reason. C'mon. We need a pg.

15 Aug 2015 20:58:09
Huertas averages 8 points. 4 assists. 5 steals and shoots 40% from the field. Hardly lights out. And on top of that, he's been a pro since 2001. Aka, 32 is like 34/35 for him. Hardly an answer.

15 Aug 2015 21:35:59
They don't play nearly as many games as NBA players do. All he needs to be is a 1-2 year pro, a stop-gap. That's all.

15 Aug 2015 21:45:20
Doesn't make sense. How do you think a 32 year old declining point guard who never played in the nba is a better stop gap than say a season vet? Additionally, you pump him up like he's a beast, not merely a stop gap. There is no plan. And this is not a good move.

16 Aug 2015 04:14:06

I'm not under valuing the point guard. I'm undervaluing average to below average point guards. In particularly older vets that some fans think we should sign just because. I'm saying the average point guards in this league are a dime a dozen. The great ones are rare but as you mentioned important. But the averAge ones are EVERYWHERE. And more importantly we don't need another old AVERAGE point guard AS we already have a young average point guard in wroten already. Again Average point guards seem to be on every team! Now if you have a superstar point guard you think we should get that fine. I'd be happy to take trade ideas for those.

15 Aug 2015 10:24:28

BULLS get : CJ Miles & Ian Mahinmi

PACERS get : Taj Gibson

i think the only flaw is that they are in the same division but this will help both sides

BULLS get a wing scorer & defender also getting a back-up center which happen to a French same as Noah

PACERS get a starting PF for them to compete inside





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