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The Bulls big play

Jul 2, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for bosh_wade.jpgTonight, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were meeting together with the Chicago Bulls in the office of Henry Thomas, Wade’s agent.

Tomorrow, the Bulls front office hops a plane and fly to beautiful downtown Akron, to make their pitch to LeBron James. They get the last word — they go Saturday afternoon after Cleveland.

The Bulls are making their big play now. The Nets have tried, the Heat gave it a real effort. But the Bulls have the combination of cap space to really make a run at it. If they pull it off it will be the play of the decade — as in a decade long title run.

A run at getting all three? That’s a real long shot. The Bulls had enough cap space to get two max-salary players. Could they use that on LeBron and Wade then do a sign-and-trade to bring Bosh in from Toronto for Luol Deng and other pieces? Maybe. But that creates the awkward situation of Bosh making more money than both Wade and LeBron.

Plus, does a lineup of Derrick Rose at the point, Wade at the two and LeBron at the three really work? Oh, they’d be good, but title good? That is three guys who are best with the ball in their hands.

Now, Bosh and Rose and either of the other two (along with Noah on the front line)? That becomes the favorites in the East. A dangerous combo.

Who knows if and how it comes together. But the Bulls are going big. And it may be the play of the decade if it works.

  1. Zack - Jul 2, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    “Plus, does a lineup of Derrick Rose at the point, Wade at the two and LeBron at the three really work?”
    Yeah right.

  2. Gregory - Jul 2, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    If Bosh and Wade go to the Bulls and Lebron doesn’t, the most logical destination would be the Clippers. I doubt he would do it, but there is no team in the East he could join that would come close to the talent of the Bulls, so why not head to the West?
    Of course we have to make some assumptions about the Clippers line up and coaching, but it’s not a huge stretch to assume they would compete with James in the line up and given a year or two if Griffin is as good as projected, be in a position to get to the finals.
    Anyone think Miami, New York, Cleveland or the Nets are that close? Cleveland already had James and couldn’t do it the last few years with what could be better talent than he would have next year around him.
    I’m not saying it will happen, just saying it isn’t crazy (well, at least not completely crazy.

  3. rx - Jul 2, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    Seriously, how great are any of these guys if they need the other two to win championships? I think that’s got to play into it, at least for Lebron. He wants/needs to be the MAN (no questions) to get to where he (presumably) wants to go.

  4. Michael - Jul 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    So you just love talking out of your ass? What player by himself has won a championship without at least 1-2 all-star caliber players. Duncan was on Stacked teams, same with Olajuwon. The first 3 of Kobe’s titles featured him and shaq and the last two had Gasol. Even Jordan had Pippen and Grant (both all-starts) for the first 3 and Pippen and Rodman (who should have been an All Star) for the last 3. If you remember, Jordan didn’t win a title until Grant and Pippen came to the team and matured.
    All 3 are unselfish players. They would make it work.

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