Wednesday, July 9, 2014

NBA Free Agency - something strange is about to happen...

What it's going to be, I don't really have a clue...but I have this feeling that something is going to go counter to the conventional wisdom - there is going to be a big surprise.

Two weeks ago it would have been a surprise to suggest that the big 3 from Miami were going to do anything other than resign with the Heat.  Now it looks like that team might be broken into a few pieces as Bosh decides whether to take the max offer from Houston and King James decides whether to go home to Cleveland, which seems to be where his heart still is.  (Remember a few weeks ago when his wife tweeted something about coming home and it being "real"?  Maybe she knew something after all, huh?) 

Or will Carmelo join James in Miami once Bosh is gone?  It won't be max money but it will still be more than my Bulls can offer.

Will Phil Jackson suddenly call the Bulls and say, "Hey, we'll take Boozer, Butler and Dunleavy in a sign-and-trade for Anthony, if you toss in a couple of future first rounders"?  Nah, that ain't gonna happen.

Suddenly I'm wondering where the chips will actually fall for the Bulls.  Their team is the one place I don't see anything strange or unexpected or really exciting happening.  I think that after Anthony says "No thanks, I'd rather have the extra 50 million," the Bulls will sign Nikola Mirotic and a few other pieces and hope that the breakup of the Heat opens things up for them to win the East next year. 

But I think we're going to see something strange and unexpected happening, whether it be Anthony joining the Heat or James going to Cleveland. 

Wouldn't it be interesting if the Bulls suddenly announce that they've come to terms with, oh, say, Dwayne Wade? 

It wouldn't completely surprise me, but on the other hand, I think it's more likely that they announce that they've come to terms with Trevor Ariza and a few other of those veteran minimum types. 


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