Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose: Together?
There is a possibility that the Bulls might try to get Dwyane Wade when he becomes a free agent in 2010.
If they let go of Gordon and use Millers' and other bench players' expiring contracts in a megatrade, they can offer Wade a maximum contract.
Can you imagine Wade playing alongside Derrick Rose?
Please excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my face.
With the Bulls' current lineup, they can probably make the playoffs again but won't get much further than the first round.
But with a starting lineup of say, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, John Salmons, Luol Deng, and Joakim Noah, they are championship contenders. A backcourt with Wade and Rose would be unstoppable.
The Bulls would be a great fit for Wade. Like Rose, he's from the South Side, and Wade's mom lives and owns a church in Chicago.
Two South Side boys playing together in their hometown—how awesome is that? Chicago fans would show them so much love.
Let's not forget Rose almost went to Heat and would've been teammates with Wade anyways, so why not now?
Besides Wade, the Heat's roster is just terrible. He has to hold up the entire team, and it's wearing him down.
With the way they've been playing, they will never be in the Finals. Even Wade expressed frustration at his teammates:
“To be honest with you I have no idea [if they understand playoff intensity]. I want to see our young guys play like it’s Game Six of the playoffs. If ‘Rio says he’s won a national championship, well, I want to see him play like it. I want to see Michael [Beasley] play.”
He's been with Heat for seven years now and already has a ring with Miami under his belt. Time for him to make a switch.
Miami is doing everything it can to keep Wade—they're already in preliminary talks with him about a contract extension.
But Wade should know better than to prematurely extend his contract before weighing all his options as a free agent.
The Heat's contract offer is not going anywhere. He is their star player.
Knowing that he can always stay in Miami if he so chooses, he should look at all the contract offers in 2010, and pick the one that's best for him. I think that could be the Bulls.
John Paxson can either play it safe and re-sign Gordon—or take a risk, let go of Gordon, and shoot for a big name in 2010 (Bosh or Wade, for example).
There's always the risk of Wade and the other free agents choosing to stay with their current teams. After all, they are their teams' franchise players.
But I say it's worth the risk to let go of Gordon and aim for one of the free agents.
With BG7, you'll have the same decent team but nothing exceptional. With an All-Star supporting Rose, the Bulls have a chance of going far.
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