And if you're all about throwing out false claims without backing it, more power to you, I guess. I don't see where anyone gets off with sarcastic remarks that aren't concretely based on anything, but to each his own.
And that's fine and dandy, yet still doesn't change the facts at hand that if a few plays go slightly differently we're looking at a completely different series. It was far from a blowout series like the quick and easy resource of 4-1 suggests. With the additions made this year I think the offense would have a much better chance as well.
In denial of what? That we can still be a good playoffs team? Right cause we were not lets just tank.
I agree we are in NBA hell but were not far away from being out of it and able to pair rose with another star
Hopefully Love ray:
Bulls aren't doing **** this year, but **** I'm still a fan and I will root for them to the very end... Thibs is still a very good coach and I think this team can still get close to 50 wins depending on when Rose comes back
It might not be what everyone wanted to see, but I don't really have a problem with cutting costs like we did and remaining competitive in hopes for a Rose return this year. Then assessing our situation and Rose after the season. We'll still be in line to amnesty Boozer and have some assets with Deng, Taj, Butler, Teague, picks, while the rest of the roster is cheap and/or expiring.
I don't think just shipping our assets this summer in hopes of a quick retool or possible lottery pick is as easy as many people seem to think. There are rumored deals that I probably would have done (Deng + 1st for Biedrins + Wright + 7th pick? not sure of the details... just for example), but how feasible those options were we don't really know.
And just tanking for the sake of tanking and losing is a mentality that I'll never want any part of.
Looking back on the way that Mayo has played so far this year, it's absolutely a shame that we seemed to have very little shot at him.
Obviously another star like Love would be perfect but I still think this team, when healthy, can take it to anyone in a 7 game series.
I think we're only in NBA hell until rose comes back... Then I believe we can compete if he's the same Derrick Rose, which I fully believe he will be
Being unwilling to sacrifice short term satisfaction for long term gain = loser mentality. Not taking advantage of the system = loser mentality. I do agree it's possible the Bulls tried to go this route and if so I commend them and I'm sorry it didn't work out because now it seems the plan around here is 2014 free agency which means no ring next year either.
If you ain't first you're last.
Giving up a very close contender right now for a maybe in the future isn't something I'd blame them for. And no ring next year either is something that remains to be seen.