... a year makes. (Oops - DC already beat me to a post about tonight's NBA Draft Lottery.)
Last year the Bulls won the draft lottery with 1.7% odds. A franchise-changing event that likely saved John Paxson's job, and turned the Bulls into a legit team for the next 10 years.
Here's how it went down:
That eventually lead to the Bulls taking D-Rose, celebrated with a "Derrick-Rose-B-Q" ...
On that note, I realize the draft will not be as exciting for Bulls fans this year, but does anyone want to party or go to a bar?
This year, it looks like Blake Griffin is going to be the #1 pick regardless of what team wins the lottery.
So how much would you be willing the Bulls to give up to obtain the real "BG" with this year's #1 pick??
A sign and trade with Ben Gordon is virtually giving up nothing if we assume the Bulls are not bringing him back. That being said, would you trade:
Captain Kirk, TT, BG and a future 1st rounder? Plus we take back a terrible contract or 2??
What about the same deal but switch salmons for Kirk??
Are either of those deals enough?? We would be going forward with a core of Rose, Griffin, JoaNoah and Luol. I would give up virtually anything for that core.
Would you be happy if the Bulls gave up:
Kirk, TT and Noah? Is that enough? Or too much??
It's almost impossible to say that it's WAY too much (even if it looks like it at first glance). Last year we would have said that TT, Noah, BG, Kirk and a future #1 was WAY TOO MUCH for the #1 pick (which might be true because you never know what you're getting and you'd have nothing else but the #1), but knowing what we know now - I'd give up virtually anything for D-Rose. People much smarter than me have said that D-Rose has "no ceiling." ("Regardless, after Games 1 and 2, the ceiling has been removed for Rose. I am prepared for anything over the next 12 years. Anything.")
So what would you give up to pair Blake Griffin with D-Rose??