I personally am tired of this Carlos Boozer-to-Chicago Bulls story.
Tyrus Thomas is a perfectly fine power forward; the only thing he lacks is a post move. He can knock down a jumper, block a shot, and provide energy.
True, Thomas has made some bad decisions, but I think in a couple of years he will blossom into a pretty good power forward. He is an unbelievable shot blocker, and it would be hard to find a player who guards the basket like he does.
The Bulls don't need Boozer, and the only reason they are considering him is because it gives them a better chance at landing Dwayne Wade in 2010.
The thing is, all they have to do is beat the Miami Heat this year, because Wade likes Chicago, and with Thomas, Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah, Loul Deng, and James Johnson, the Bulls have a promising future.
They have a young, talented team that will be able to run the floor, which will be a great match with Wade. I say forget Boozer and just stay with the lineup they have.
With a healthy Deng in the lineup and Ben Gordon gone, the Bulls will play better defense. Deng is capable of posting 20 points per game. The only difference is Deng can't create a shot like Gordon.
Rose can be just as clutch as Gordon, and don't forget all the huge shots John Salmons has made while he has been in Chicago.
The Bulls WILL make the playoffs next year as long as injuries don't hurt them too much. If that happens, look for the Bulls to take the No. 4, No. 5, or No. 6 spot in the East.
Check this lineup:
Also key reserves:
Brad Miller, Kirk Hinrich, Gibson, Johnson, and Jannero Pargo