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PBT Extra: What do the Bulls do now? Why the Lakers signed Kobe.

Nov 25, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

Injuries changed the landscape of the NBA this weekend and Kay Adams and myself talk about it on the latest PBT Extra.

First, with Derrick Rose out for the season in Chicago — and repairing the meniscus was the right move — big questions start to face their front office: Do you let Luol Deng go? Trade him? Amnesty Carlos Boozer? If you do all that to clear out cap space for free agency can you get?

Then we touch on the injuries to Marc Gasol and Andre Iguodala and what that can mean for Memphis and Golden State.

Finally, I say that I get why the Lakers signed Kobe Bryant to a new $48.5 million extension, even if it’s not the smart move for building a team long term.

  1. chargerdillon - Nov 25, 2013 at 5:18 PM

    Without Rose the Bulls become an overly physical defensive team that cannot compete with any real contender when it comes down to scoring.

    The lose of Rose is a big loss for all NBA fans who like watching good Eastern Conference games. Any game that now features the Bulls in primetime is like watching the Vikings vs Giants on Monday Night Football and by that I mean a raging snoozefest.

  2. antistratfordian - Nov 25, 2013 at 5:51 PM

    Reinsdorf is shrewd. He’s starting over. He fired Michael Jordan, after all. He waits for no one.

  3. iangas33 - Nov 25, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    You can’t be an all-time great when you’re an all star bench player. Get rid of that nightmare player

  4. iowahbr - Nov 26, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    this could be worse than we think on a mental note because the whole team was put on ice waiting for Rose to return and now the ice has melted. Without Rose Bulls games are like watching a Viking/Jags game (see above as the Giants still have Manning who can be fun to watch on certain days) or like watching paint dry.

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