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post Apr 21 2008, 11:13 AM
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I figured there would be a decent number of topics about this year's draft so this is the thread to discuss all things draft (mostly about the bulls.
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NBA Draft Lottery: May 20




NBA DRAFT: June 26 in New York City
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post Apr 21 2008, 10:00 PM
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As long as it's not one of the Lopez boys I'll be happy with almost anyone the Bulls take. If we don't have a top 2 I'd be happy with Bayless, Mayo, Gordon, Love, Westbrook or Randolph.
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post Apr 22 2008, 08:08 PM
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I just wish there was some way we could make sure we got atleast Rose via a trade to move into the number 2 spot or w/e.. We need him more than anything!
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post Apr 23 2008, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE (Chicago Bulls Franchise @ Apr 22 2008, 08:17 PM) *
I just wish there was some way we could make sure we got atleast Rose via a trade to move into the number 2 spot or w/e.. We need him more than anything!

Tyrus Thomas + our pick for whoever has the #1 or #2 pick so we can get Rose....bam. Do it.
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post May 2 2008, 06:14 PM
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17.5 days and counting till our fate is determined. I'm nervously awaiting May 20th.
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post May 5 2008, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE (SoxFan1 @ Apr 23 2008, 02:25 AM) *
Tyrus Thomas + our pick for whoever has the #1 or #2 pick so we can get Rose....bam. Do it.

Hahaha. Tyrus, the great equalizer.

Whomever has 1 or 2 would send someone to Chicago specifically to kick Pax in the nuts if he offered that.
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post May 5 2008, 03:20 PM
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why are you guys so quick to push tyrus out the door? we knew coming in he was extremely raw and i think he has improved alot since his rookie year, even since the beginning of the year. i say give him another year, you cant just get energy like that from any player.
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post May 6 2008, 11:15 AM
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QUOTE (DutheDoduhon21 @ May 5 2008, 04:29 PM) *
why are you guys so quick to push tyrus out the door? we knew coming in he was extremely raw and i think he has improved alot since his rookie year, even since the beginning of the year. i say give him another year, you cant just get energy like that from any player.


Probably because Tyrus still has no offensive game, isn't exactly a game-breaker on defense in spite of his athleticism at the moment, and doesn't appear close to being an impact player while Beasley and Rose have franchise player written all over them.

I do think that deal is a stretch, but you never know with some of the GM's that are at the top of the draft. I wouldn't GIVE Tyrus away because you never know if the light bulb will go on, but I wouldn't hesitate to deal him for an impact player.
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post May 6 2008, 11:22 AM
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QUOTE (DutheDoduhon21 @ May 5 2008, 04:29 PM) *
why are you guys so quick to push tyrus out the door? we knew coming in he was extremely raw and i think he has improved alot since his rookie year, even since the beginning of the year. i say give him another year, you cant just get energy like that from any player.

Probably because if Tyrus did anything last year, he regressed. He's bad.
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post May 7 2008, 11:43 AM
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I would absolutely love to get lucky and get one of the top 2 picks. If we don't get one of those picks, I'm a real big fan of Brandon Rush, but the only way that pickup would make sense is if the Bulls moved a couple of there wings/guards during the off-season.

I think Rush is going to be similar to Brandon Roy (not as good) but in the sense that he was never quite the dominant college player, but he has stuck around college and is a good all around athlete with a very well rounded game who will make an immediate impact within the NBA (he played with so many great players at Kansas that throughout the season while Rush would shine for a couple games, he would also be more quiet because on any given night there was at least one guy on KU that could dominate a game).
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post May 7 2008, 02:24 PM
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I really hope we could get DJ Augustin if we can't get Rose. Augustin is fast enough, with good penetration and great quickness. If we did hire D'Antoni, he'd be a much better option running the run-and-gun offense than Hinrich would.
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post May 7 2008, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE (SoxFan1 @ May 7 2008, 03:33 PM) *
I really hope we could get DJ Augustin if we can't get Rose. Augustin is fast enough, with good penetration and great quickness. If we did hire D'Antoni, he'd be a much better option running the run-and-gun offense than Hinrich would.


I like him too but he's so small. He'd likely be injury prone. But in terms of running around and creating havoc I think he'd do a good job of that. He also had a good shot. Either way, it would be nice to have him as a backup if Duhon leaves.
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post May 7 2008, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE (Chisoxfn @ May 7 2008, 12:52 PM) *
I would absolutely love to get lucky and get one of the top 2 picks. If we don't get one of those picks, I'm a real big fan of Brandon Rush, but the only way that pickup would make sense is if the Bulls moved a couple of there wings/guards during the off-season.

I think Rush is going to be similar to Brandon Roy (not as good) but in the sense that he was never quite the dominant college player, but he has stuck around college and is a good all around athlete with a very well rounded game who will make an immediate impact within the NBA (he played with so many great players at Kansas that throughout the season while Rush would shine for a couple games, he would also be more quiet because on any given night there was at least one guy on KU that could dominate a game).


I really want Rush as well. But I see him more of an unselfish Michael Redd type but without the quick release and with better size and D. He's a very good shooter. He's very unselfish and maybe he can outgrow that a little bit in the NBA. But he has good size. I'm not so sure he has top notch quickness but you don't need that when you can shoot. He's been well over 40% each of his 3 years from the arc. I saw a draft profile that compared him to Reggie Lewis but I just don't see that. He could become as good a slasher as Reggie but Reggie never had the outside shot that Rush has. That's going to be huge. If he can continue to work on his defense he can use his 6'10" wingspan to become a lock down defender at the guard spot. That with a good outside shot usually guarantees significant playing time.

I've been talking about him for a couple of years now and I can only hope that he ends up on the Bulls. At the beginning of the year many mock draft sites had him going in the 2nd round and I thought they were crazy. He has since moved up.

NBA Draft.net has him falling to 27 to the Hornets and I've seen him as high as 22 to the Magic. I'll say this. If the Hornets get him that's their replacement for Peja when he retires. I could see the Hornets seriously trying to move up in the draft if they have to to get him. They already are poised to win a title or a handful with the young nucleaus they have but if they add Rush I think they'll have the nucleaus to win even after Peja retires or his game declines. If he truly does go at 27 he has to be one of the most underated players in the draft.
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post May 7 2008, 08:57 PM
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I've seen a few draft boards saying that we might take Bill Walker with our second round pick. I'd love that pick. He's so athletic and if he stays healthy and develops his game he could be a very good pro.
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post May 7 2008, 10:28 PM
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QUOTE (eddog2 @ May 7 2008, 09:54 PM) *
I really want Rush as well. But I see him more of an unselfish Michael Redd type but without the quick release and with better size and D. He's a very good shooter. He's very unselfish and maybe he can outgrow that a little bit in the NBA. But he has good size. I'm not so sure he has top notch quickness but you don't need that when you can shoot. He's been well over 40% each of his 3 years from the arc. I saw a draft profile that compared him to Reggie Lewis but I just don't see that. He could become as good a slasher as Reggie but Reggie never had the outside shot that Rush has. That's going to be huge. If he can continue to work on his defense he can use his 6'10" wingspan to become a lock down defender at the guard spot. That with a good outside shot usually guarantees significant playing time.

I've been talking about him for a couple of years now and I can only hope that he ends up on the Bulls. At the beginning of the year many mock draft sites had him going in the 2nd round and I thought they were crazy. He has since moved up.

NBA Draft.net has him falling to 27 to the Hornets and I've seen him as high as 22 to the Magic. I'll say this. If the Hornets get him that's their replacement for Peja when he retires. I could see the Hornets seriously trying to move up in the draft if they have to to get him. They already are poised to win a title or a handful with the young nucleaus they have but if they add Rush I think they'll have the nucleaus to win even after Peja retires or his game declines. If he truly does go at 27 he has to be one of the most underated players in the draft.

Peja is 30 years old. I don't think they'd wait until he retires for Rush. laugh.gif
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