The Bulls Would Rather Have Chris Bosh Than That Stoud-e-something Guy
The playoff race for the Bulls is in full-swing and most of us are preoccupied with the Bulls inevitable fall (by playoff elimination or first-round sweep). There is some news stirring on the off-season front, however. Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald reports:
Word is, though, the Bulls would feel much better about acquiring Bosh than they would Amare Stoudemire, another defensively-challenged forward that might be on the market. The biggest reason is Bosh’s personality. He sort of fits the mold of a Georgia Tech engineering student, serious and studious. The belief is Bosh would make a good teammate, while general managers aren’t quite sold on Stoudemire in that regard.
So if Bosh becomes trade bait this summer, the Bulls are sure to get involved. This is one reason why the Bulls should step up and re-sign Ben Gordon, so they’ll have spare parts to put in any potential deal. Tyrus Thomas and a player of Toronto’s choosing, not Rose or Joakim Noah, figures to be the offer, though the possibilities are endless.
Obviously there would be a lot of competition for Bosh’s services. I also believe that Bosh would be a better fit for the Bulls, but to be honest I wouldn’t mind either one. Pair either of those guys up with Rose and that is a perennial playoff team in the East.
Also, maybe keeping Gordon around on a qualifying deal this year will pay off. If we can use him in a sign-and-trade, then I’m all for it. Pax loves those ‘character’ guys.