Now in hindsight, did the Bulls make a mistake in not trading for Carmelo Anthony back in 2011?
At the time many felt it was just not worth it for the Bulls to trade both Luol Deng and Joakim Noah for Carmelo Anthony.
But that is for people who were just looking at the short term picture which was a year or two. Now it is quite obvious that had the Bulls done that deal and kept someone like Asik around who is playing well in Houston that when Rose did come back the Bulls would be a legit contender once again.
Had the Bulls traded Noah/Deng for Melo and kept Asik the lineup would be this with no Rose.
That would certainly be a top 3-4 seed in the East.
And with Rose back
And that is certainly a championship team right there.
So I ask you the audience, did the Bulls make a mistake in not trading for Carmelo Anthony?