Originally posted by Fitzxc27@Jun 24 2010, 04:02 PM
Bulls send Kirk Hinrich and 1st round pick to the Wizards for a future second round pick, most likely to make cap room…Hello Lebron James & Boozer/Bosh/Johnson/Stoudamire. Personally I’d like to see Dirk Nowitzki in a Bulls uniform. It would give them a big man AND a 3 point shooter.
I find this incredibly stupid that teams are just trading away their benches. The Heat traded a great shooter of the bench in Cook and traded out of the 1st round to save apprx 3-4 mill. So now the heat, knicks and bulls can afford two max contracts and if the nets make some makes they might be able to afford two as well. Are there really 8 fas deserving of a max contract. Many free agents are going to be overpaid this year and these teams will lack depth. If the Heat sign Wade and Bosh who will be on their roster? because Beasley is currently the only player under contract for them next year. They will be forced to sign a bunch of player to minimum contracts who aren’t good.
These teams see the big 3 model that the Celtics had, but don’t recognize you cannot win a championship with 3 superstars alone. Back in 2007-08 when the Celtics won they still had Perkins and Rondo in the starting lineup as well who were/are both very solid players. They also had a great bench. They had veterans in Cassell and PJ Brown to help provide leadership and quality minutes off the bench, great defenders in Posey and Allen, a guy who catch fire in Tony Allen and a huge energy guy in Big Baby. So what if these 2 max contract players get in foul trouble, get injuried or tired who will these teams have coming off the bench to help them out?