Monday, July 19, 2010

2010-2011 Bulls Roster Looking Very Promising

With free agent acquisitions of Carlos Boozer, Kyle Korver, and Ronnie Brewer the Bulls are in very good position to not suck next year. In fact I will be very surprised if this team doesn't surpass 50 wins barring major injuries (see histories of Deng, Luol & Boozer, Carlos).

As of right now the roster will look something like this:
PG: Rose/backup yet to be signed
SG: Brewer/Korver
SF: Deng/Korver/James Johnson
PF: Boozer/Taj
C: Noah/Asik/backup yet to be signed

This is a very versatile lineup that should match up with most teams in the league. There's no reason we shouldn't win the division and be one of the top 3 or 4 teams in the East. But as with every team in the league, there are still strengths and weaknesses that need to be addressed.

Monday, June 28, 2010

We'll miss you, Kirk

Kirk Hinrich, also known as "Kurt" to smooth haired Italians, was a very polarizing player during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls. Depending on who you talked to, Hinrich was either a glue guy who was a behind the scenes leader who played stout, on the ball defense with a lot of Thrust™ or an undersized, overpayed two guard who was over rated on defense and was the worst/streakiest shooter in history who represented everything wrong with the Bulls organization.

Now I will admit he was over payed and was a lousy shooter but I was a big fan of Kirk. Mostly because I think if I was to play in the NBA I would be Hinrich 2.0. He was just the victim of an organization that valued intangibles way too much and shelled out a hefty contract to a guy who never took a play off. Now he's shipped out of town just to get his contract off our books. Funny how the NBA works.