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  • joined Jul 02, 2008
  • last login Aug 13, 2014
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A statistical look at the draft

I’ve been thinking about how the Bulls should approach the upcoming draft, and now that Ricky’s opened the floodgates by posting some of his thoughts, it seems like a good time to share some of...

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I went to the game last night... Let's talk trades and draft picks!

Last night I witnessed, in all its glory, the lineup of Teague, Snell, Taj, Murphy, and Nazr to open the second quarter of a game the Bulls led 17-15. I went to the game with a friend who’s a K...

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JORTS! – Why the Bulls need to sign Josh Harrellson

The Bulls seem to be facing another season of Joakim Noah leading the league in distance run per game and breaking down from fatigue if they don’t add a reliable backup center. Nazr has his uses,...

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If I Were GM Starting Today (how to bring back Nate)

First, I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the Dunleavy signing. I doubted that the Bulls would add anyone above the vet minimum in free agency, and Dunleavy (health permitting) is one...

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Boozer, Taj, Redick, and more...

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but with the trade deadline fast approaching, now seems like a good time to add some of my thoughts to the conversation here. First, I think that the front...

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Making a Play for Pau

Before the season started, I advocated trading for Andre Iguodala. He was reportedly being shopped at the time, but I doubt that’s true anymore. The Sixers are playing too well to trade their...

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Why not Iggy?

The Sixers still seem interested in trading Andre Iguodala, and at this point I think the Bulls should make a move to acquire him. He would solve a couple major, semi-related problems in the...

Nate Silver: Calling Foul on NBA's Claim of Financial Distress

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[From the FanShots. Trying to balance lockout and non-depressing news here, but here's the former. Since this was published, the NBA has responded, and SBNation's Tom Ziller responded back -ed.] "The N.B.A.’s operating margin (operating income divided by revenues) was about 5 percent in 2009-10 and has been about 7 percent during the life of the current labor deal. A 5 percent or 7 percent profit is not dissimilar to what other businesses have experienced recently. Fortune 500 companies, for instance, collectively turned a 4.0 percent profit in 2009 and a 6.6 percent profit in 2010 (both figures after taxes). Profit margins in the entertainment industry, in which the N.B.A. should probably be classified, have generally been a bit lower than that. So why are N.B.A. owners seeking such significant reductions in player salaries, reportedly to about 45 percent of league revenues? The simple reason is that they think they can" There's a lot more in the article.
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Asik for JR Smith?

Here's the trade I have in mind: http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=69me6da In essence, the trade is Asik for JR Smith, though to make salaries work the deal has to be much larger: ...

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Blockbuster Trade Idea (Melo included)

I've been reading all of the Melo news and rumors lately.  Based on the information out there, here's my idea: http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=4jjjdly

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Kyle Weaver and Courtney Sims

The best team in the D-League has been the Bulls-affiliated Iowa Energy.  Two of the key players for the Energy, Kyle Weaver and Courtney Sims, seem like guys who could possibly help the Bulls...

Nappy Roots new single: shout-out to Kyle Korver (1st verse). No mention of it yet on his...

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Nappy Roots new single: shout-out to Kyle Korver (1st verse). No mention of it yet on his Wikipedia page, though there is a full paragraph on his resemblance to Ashton Kutcher.
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Fun Exercise: Complete Overhaul

Watching the Bulls has been especially frustrating lately.  As such, I think it might be therapeutic for everyone to spend some time on the Trade Machine and completely remake the team however you...

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How to make $16 million in a year

Disclaimer: This is a trade idea.  Feel free to skim or quickly dismiss. h...

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Anatomy of a contender: A look at adjusted +/- stats

[From the FanPosts. This was actually posted a couple days ago, but I wanted to get some spotlight on it in between games. -ed.]   Adjusted plus-minus ratings are listed on 82games.com for 2...

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A trade idea to clear some of the glut

Bulls trade Gooden, Thabo, & Cedric Simmons Trade Summary (Team Gets/Gives):Bulls – Brandan Wright & Malik Rose / Gooden, Thabo, & Cedric Simmons Warriors – Raymond Felton / Marcus Williams &...

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