Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Amare to Bulls Is Starting To Look Like a Real Possibility

This is going to drive StevieY19 crazy, since he believes that the Suns would be crazy to do any deal for what he terms "a pile of Bulls garbage", but according to www.rumorpress.net (not the most reliable, but they have been right about a lot of things in the past):
As we all know, the Bulls and Suns have had lengthy discussions about a possible trade that would send All Star big man Amare Stoudemire to Chicago. The Bulls are very much in the running to land Stoudemire, as GM John Paxson is willing to package just about any deal with mutliple players involved to get him, except for Derrick Rose of course. One scenario that is very possible and has been discussed the most would be a deal that would send Drew Gooden, Tyus Thomas, Thabo Sefoloshia and a 1st round pick to the Suns in exchange for Stoudemire. However, Steve Kerr would like Joakim Noah added to the deal as well. Phoenix will continue to talk with other teams to see if they can either find a better deal, or wait and see if the Bulls will add Noah to the trade. The Bulls want Stoudemire so much, that adding Noah may just happen. Even then, the ball will still be in the Suns court as they have multiple teams to work with and several deals to weigh out, the highest bidder will win.
What do you think, StevieY19? Should the Bulls just throw in Noah now? I'm not saying they shouldn't, but where does that leave our frontcourt? Could we go out and get a capable back-up now? If this deal happened with Noah involved, would that mean Gray would start the rest of the year and Noce would back up Amare? It's still worth it, but we would need some kind of plan to back those guys up. I'm not trying to see Noce getting 25 minutes at the 4/5 position. Just do it Pax.

Also I'm not seeing how this resolves any of our bad contract issues. Pax would still have to turn around and deal Hinrich, Hughes, and/or Nocioni to get us far enough under the cap to hope to resign Amare, keep Ben Gordon, or go out and get some pieces to make up for the loss of all those bodies.

Projected Lineup If The Trade Went Down:

PG: Rose, Hinrich
SG: Gordon, Hinrich
SF: Deng, Nocioni
PF: Stoudemire, Nocioni
C: Gray, Stoudemire, Nocioni

I'll take it.


StevieY19 said...

Personally, I'd throw in Noah and about two other players to make this happen. There aren't many players that have proven themselves worth keeping, including any already mentioned in this deal, save Tyrus based on his potential.

Stormin' Norman Disciple said...

Wait, whaaa? Did I just hear you acknowledge Tyrus's potential?

Matt Clapp said...

Send Tyrus as well, I don't care. He's a poor man's Stoudemire. I don't see him being in a championship starting lineup ever.
You can build around Rose and Stoudemire. This is what we're looking for, a legitimate star to put around Rose for years. Rose-Amare-Deng is a dangerous trio. Do whatever it takes to get Amare. 20/10 guys that aren't even in their prime aren't going to come around very much and we've been searching for one of them since Brand.

real stadiums have roofs said...

amare couldn't win with nash/marion + or nash/shaq +. bulls fans are delusional if they think he's going to be any better with the over-hyped rose, a poor man's ramon sessions.

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