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    Had Mcgrady gone to Chicago in 2001, how good could the Bulls had been?

    Had Mcgrady gone to Chicago in 2001, how good could the Bulls had been?



    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/co...jon&id=4780638

    In the summer of 2000, McGrady was feted at his gate by the Luvabulls, a band playing "Sweet Home Chicago" and Benny the Bull. All they were missing were some fire-eaters and snake charmers. And, oh yeah, a shot at landing him.


    At the time, the world at his fingers, McGrady all but patted Krause on his melon and went about his merry way to Orlando, where he joined Grant Hill as a powerhouse duo that accomplished absolutely nothing in their tenure, aside from saving millions in income tax.
    Let's say he knows about Grant Hill's injury and thus he probably doesn't sign in Orlando.

    This means the Bulls don't have Ron Mercer, but rather Mcgrady to pair with Elton Brand who was a 20 and 10 player and a 2nd year Artest and Brad Miller.

    Lineup would have been something of the following:

    PG Bryce Drew
    SG Tracy Mcgrady
    SF Ron Artest
    PF Elton Brand
    C Brad Miller
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    At the 20:50 to 21:10 mark Jerry Krause mentions Mcgrady told him he was coming to Chicago.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpNIb...eature=related
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    That team looks good on paper, but they probably would have been no better than a 5th seed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.J>YOU View Post
    That team looks good on paper, but they probably would have been no better than a 5th seed.
    That wouldn't mean much in the East since it was relatively weak at the time.
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    My dream of getting Mcgrady is shattered.
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    Contenders but just barely

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    Quote Originally Posted by thevcballer View Post
    Contenders but just barely
    What do you mean by just barely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JordansBulls View Post
    What do you mean by just barely?
    I mean there would be 4 - 6 teams better than them at least and they would have an outside Long shot at doing anything

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    I think people are forgetting how good each of these players was in the early 2000s.

    I think that team could have won a title if they found a quality shooting/defensive PG. Ironically like a Derek Fisher.

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    Contenders. A prime T-Mac was beast, Brand was a beast, and Artest was the best perimeter defender in his prime. Very good trio

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsams50 View Post
    Contenders. A prime T-Mac was beast, Brand was a beast, and Artest was the best perimeter defender in his prime. Very good trio
    Wish it had gone down. Could have competed with LA/SAS thru 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnicksorBust View Post
    I think people are forgetting how good each of these players was in the early 2000s.

    I think that team could have won a title if they found a quality shooting/defensive PG. Ironically like a Derek Fisher.
    Na im not forgeting i just think that they would be one of those teams that is allways knocking on the door for a title but never really gets there like LBJS cavs or the mavs untill 2011 closer to the mavs as well becuase they wouldnt be favorates at any point in time imo
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsams50 View Post
    Contenders. A prime T-Mac was beast, Brand was a beast, and Artest was the best perimeter defender in his prime. Very good trio
    Brand was good. But shockingly they traded Brand away pretty fast. Yeah they got two first rounders from the Clippers but still.

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