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Here's an Article That Makes Some Sense

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http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/133/lbj-free-agency-5-questions-on-bullsknicks-premise


I'm really sick of all this "Oh, the Bulls have superior talent" that everyone keeps spouting out.  Yes, Derrick Rose is a very good player.  And Noah is an actual center.  And Deng, well, Deng's one of those guys that's supposed to be great but gets mentioned in trade rumors every other week.

The year before last, the Bulls, with Ben Gordon, Rose, and Hinrich as their three guard rotation, took the KG-less Celtics to seven games in a thrilling series, which they lost.  Then they lost Ben Gordon.  This year, they played like crap a lot of the year, and then barely snuck into the eight seed only because Toronto was even crappier.  Once in the playoffs, they were summarily excised by LeBron and the Cavs.

Then they traded Hinrich and the 18 pick in the draft for the chance to get enough under the cap to NOT QUITE offer two max contracts.  The Knicks finished worse, but really... not THAT much worse.  And late in the year Douglas and Gallo really showed some stuff.  Particularly outside shooting stuff and defensive stuff.  They have more cap flexibility and more outside shooting but less size and playmaking.

Shit, I mean, if the Bulls were a team that won 50 games last year and made it to the second round, this argument may have merit.  But really, the Bulls have some good players, and maybe player for player they're a bit better than the Knicks' guys, but the Knicks have much more flexibility here.  So really, there might be an advantage, but is it that much of an advantage?  It seems most national sports reports seem to think this slight advantage knocks the Knicks out of the running.  Damn, I hate the Yankees as much as anyone, but I can see that this is a fantasy.

I mean, not that I care.  Do what you want, LeBron.  But there's plenty of good reasons why you might join any of these teams.  But "The Bulls clearly have the best talent" is not really such a reason.

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