Alright, I want to hear your opinions.
Who should be on the Bulls roster next year and why?
Here’s what I think:
Ben Gordon: Trade if they can get someone like Bosh or Wade, but I doubt this can happen with the Bulls budget and overpaying of players such as Deng. BG revealed that he does indeed want to stay with the Bulls. To him, the most important thing is to be part of a team that’s viable for a championship. Bulls are starting to get hot and he wants to be a part of it. I can see him working hard to get better but he’s got to work on other aspects of his game besides just shooting—such as defense and being less selfish with the ball. I don’t think it’s detrimental to keep him because he can be a clutch shooter, but I don't think the team can go very far with him either.
Hinrich: Absolutely keep Kirk. He’s proven to be a reliable backup PG/SG and he’s one of the few Bulls that actually has decent defensive skills. He can step in and lead if Rose/Gordon get injured and is a valuable sixth man.
Salmons and Miller: Keep; they fit in nicely with the Bulls team and bring veteran experience. Both have stepped up and ever since the trade the Bulls have done much better. Plus Miller's contract expires in a year and can be used in a megatrade to get one of the big name free agents (I'm thinking DWYANE WADE).
Rose: Obvious. Bulls need to build around Rose. He has enormous potential with his work ethic, athleticism, and talents. He will only get better in the coming years.
Noah: Keep. He stepped up in the playoffs and is a good rebounder. Makes mistakes but he’s young and will get better with experience.
Tyrus: I’m conflicted about Tyrus. He’s a good blocker and Bulls definitely need good defense, but he’s not very reliable when it comes to shooting and ball handling. I wouldn’t mind trading him but I’m not sure who could replace him….
Deng: Worst investment ever. Bulls are sinking way too much money into his ridiculously paid six year contract. Hopefully he proves he’s worth the bucks but if not, trade him later in the season.
All in all, I don’t think the Bulls need TOO many changes to its roster; it has a decent starting lineup and a deep bench, though I want to see some bigger guys on the team. They’re finally starting to meld, and we got a glimpse of their potential in the playoffs. They are a young and growing group, and with more work and practice, can get better even with the current players.
What do y’all think? Feel free to agree or disagree.