I don't think the bulls will try to go after Bron or Melo in 2014. Though Rudy Gay is a big possibility.
The consensus is the Bulls will use amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer and trade Taj Gibson(ala Kirk Hinrich in 2010) in 2014, to clear some cap space. Noah and D.Rose are basically keepers. Teague and Butler are cheap quality players and their in too. Bulls have a hard time finding a starter SG, so their expected to extend Belinelli via bird rights, with just $2.454M cap hold.
That's $37.707M payroll in 2014 with D.Rose, Teague, Butler and Noah signed plus Belinelli's cap hold. Add a 2013 first round pick with a maximum of $1,563,120 for a playoff team and a second round pick with $507,336, bulls will have it's payroll at $39,777,544 in 2014. That means $18,522,456 under the cap. A figure that is almost equivalent to Rudy Gay's maximum salary.
They can easily land a first round pick and draft rights of someone like Tibor Pleiss by trading Taj Gibson in 2014. They can stuff themselves with two quality bigs next 2013 draft, in preparation for Boozer and Gibson departure.
Last edited by zedrix; 12-10-2012 at 01:40 AM.
I dont wont him... he is my least favorite player in all of sports... **** him
I just imagined a big three with Rose/Durant/Love... I literally jizzed on myself.
My case was pretty much a blur with the Bulls signing Belinelli to a one year contract. Bulls won't have his cap hold.
That opens up Bron and Melo talk once more.
Melo won't leave NY. He had his chance to come to Chicago and he decided not to. Just like LeBron, don't expect him to come to Chicago either. Now Rudy Gay, I hope that happens.
can't believe people still clamor for Rudy Gay. The guy is so ****ing overrated. Besides, he won't be opting out of his deal after the 2013/14 season, so the earliest anyone should even think of him coming here would be in the summer of 2015.
So what you're saying is people are still gay for Gay?
Rudy Gay blows, did you see how badly he was missing yesterday?
"I can't wait until the little homie comes back. Because we know we have another level when that boy comes back," Noah said. "We're a hungry group. We're going for one thing and that's a championship. One day, I want to party in Chicago and I want to see what that feels like."
I never liked Rudy Gay. As for the thread title, forget it. I can only hope that LeBron loses both this year and next year with the Heat and due to the respect he has for Thibodeau, decides to come here. Long shot anyway, so I'm not too concerned.
I could never root for LeBron James, hope he stays far away from here.