Do The Bulls Getting The #1 Pick Help Us?
Old 05-21-2008, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Do The Bulls Getting The #1 Pick Help Us?

Saw a similar thread at the RealGM and thought it might make a good discussion piece here.

With the Bulls winning the lottery last night and the chances being pretty good that they will take Rose with their selection, does this mean that it will be even easier for Colangelo to deal either Ford or Calderon for those teams that are desperate for a point guard? Miami, the Clippers and Knicks are all pretty desperate at this point to have someone at the point. So, does this make it anymore easier for us and because its slim pickins for decent point guards this summer around the league, do we stand to get something better in return for either now that teams can depend on that #1 pick and taking Rose anymore?

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Here's Doug's take on the draft and how it might affect us.

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Pressure’s on at 40 Bay St.

Can you imagine a worse lottery scenario than the one that played out last night?
I guess if the Knicks or Nets got third, it might have been, but that’s about it.

And with this, the playoff race in the East tightens up.

Chicago takes Rose to go along with Hughes and Deng and it means they don’t have to trade for a point guard. Or they take Beasley to give them a low-post beast and no way Toronto makes them better by dealing them Ford.

And then Miami takes Beasley to go with Wade and Marion or they take Rose to fill out a formidable backcourt. If they get Beasley, they still need a point guard but can you imagine Toronto flipping them one to make them a 45-win team? I don’t know about that.

All of a sudden, two bad teams are good and the bottom half of this year’s playoff lineup – read Toronto, Philly and Atlanta – are a tad nervous.

That puts a tremendous amount of extra pressure on Mr. Colangelo to improve the roster and on Mr. Mitchell to get the most out of it

The summer, or at least the time between now and the middle of July, just got a tad interesting for those of us who have to follow and write about this squad.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm actually getting ready for no tonly failure, but talk of moving Toronto out of the NBA.

Our team is gonna suck BAD.

We have no foundation at all.
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Miami will be a playoff team next year whoever they get since they have some trading chips, but Chicago doesnt since their former main 2 trading pieces now want big contracts and they wont get much back for them unless its a worse contract.

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Chicago takes Rose to go along with Hughes and Deng and it means they don’t have to trade for a point guard.
LOL at donut Dougy again. Hughes? News flash, he isnt in the Bulls plans. If anyones gonna start next year on that roster at SG itll be sefolosha, and teams will just zone vs Chicago since theyll have absolutely no one who can hit outside of 16 feet if they do keep Deng and keep that starting lineup.

I'm more worried if Miami gets Beasley and thus trades Haslem since Haslem can get them either a good PG or a couple rotation players back.
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Feel better about your roster here in Toronto though? That is infact the point of the article, so once you get past the nit picking, you still have to answer that.
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Feel better about your roster here in Toronto though? That is infact the point of the article, so once you get past the nit picking, you still have to answer that.
Exactly ... that's why I expect big things from BC this summer. No movement for us this summer will be an utter disappointment.
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unfortunatel, he may have to sit idlein order to make moves later on.

we may suck


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Old 05-21-2008, 07:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm actually getting ready for no tonly failure, but talk of moving Toronto out of the NBA.

Our team is gonna suck BAD.

We have no foundation at all.

easy there buddy, this is toronto.
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Old 05-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah..What the hell are the Bulls going to do with Hinrich? Let Gordon go and have Hinrich play 2?
They should go after Beasley.
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Hmm...

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Raptors happy with outcome

May 22, 2008 04:30 AM
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SPORTS REPORTER

Now that the NBA draft lottery is out of the way, the shopping can start in earnest for the Raptors.

And from the school of "one team's misfortune is another team's opportunity," there are those within the organization who think things worked out just swimmingly Tuesday night.

Chicago winning the right to the No.1 pick in the June 26 draft, knocking the favoured Miami Heat down to No.2, was "not a bad thing," according to one voice within the Toronto hierarchy.

The scenario the Raptors envision is:

The Bulls, who have soured completely on Kirk Hinrich as their point guard, take Memphis' Derrick Rose, a Chicago product represented by an agent with close ties to the Bulls organization, with the No.1 pick.

That leaves the Heat to decide whether they want Kansas State power forward Michael Beasley and, if they do, Miami will still be in the market for an accomplished point guard, something Toronto has in T.J. Ford and Jose Calderon.

No one from the Raptors was talking in specifics yesterday, but the chance to move either Ford or Calderon could net someone like power forward Udonis Haslem in some kind of package deal.

And with the way general manager Bryan Colangelo likes to think, there's even a likelihood he'll ask about the availability of the No.2 pick in some kind of blockbuster trade.

There is no doubt teams covet Calderon, a restricted free agent, in some kind of sign-and-trade transaction and there's also no doubt the Raptors have fielded several calls about him. And Ford, according to league sources, has plenty of marketability around the league as teams see him as a starter with a manageable contract that pays him slightly more than $8 million a season for the next three.

The rest of the lottery held pretty much true to form, which again leaves the guard-rich Raptors, who also have a collection of players with expiring contracts to add to any deal, anxious to see what opportunities present themselves.

The Seattle SuperSonics, already among the youngest teams in the league, may be enticed to deal the No.4 pick, but there will be several teams chasing that pick if it's available.

It's impossible to predict now how the rest of the lottery will unfold – teams haven't even started working out prospective picks – but the thought is Minnesota may need a centre to go along with power forward Al Jefferson, and look to Stanford's Brook Lopez. Or the T-Wolves could opt for USC's O.J. Mayo to improve their backcourt.

Memphis at No.5 is an uncertainty. The Grizzlies seem set at point guard and on the wings but could use a big man.

The immediate speculation is that the Knicks, with the No.6 pick and a point guard (Nate Robinson) who has the kind of quickness new coach Mike D'Antoni likes, would be intrigued by Italian forward Danilo Gallinari.

If D'Antoni is enamoured of Robinson and Jamal Crawford as a potent offensive backcourt, the likelihood of drafting Gallinari increases.

But even if the Raptors are able to get nothing accomplished by trading with a lottery team, they have all kinds of options with their own pick, No.17 in the first round.

Colangelo and his staff are whittling down an extensive list of potential selections to a manageable number.

There are about a dozen big men and an equal number of wings and guards who are likely to be available at that choice, giving the braintrust plenty of names to consider.

All of this is dependent on what transpires ahead of them, but Toronto could have a choice of big men like JaVale McGee of Nevada, Mareese Speights of Florida, France's Alexis Ajinca or Georgetown's Roy Hibbert.
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