Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Randolph on his way?

From Chad Ford, via True Hoop.

"At Chicago's ninth pick, ESPN Insider Chad Ford writes: "This pick could also be a target for the Blazers. They'd love to get their hands on Jeff Green or Julian Wright. The Bulls could trade this pick and P.J. Brown (in a sign-and-trade) for Zach Randolph."

The Bulls, Ford says, are hungry for Yi Jianlian, who might be too high risk for the Celtics, who could probably get him fifth . . . Then the question becomes, what might the Bulls be able to offer Boston for that fifth pick? It would seem like there might be some way for this trade idea to get bigger -- maybe as a three-way with Portland, or maybe with some other teams getting involved."

Everyone is really high on Jianlian and of course we can't know much about him. Boston needs a lot of help both in talent and cap room (Wally for 12 and 13 the next two years, Perkins 4.5 mil through 2010, etc). What do you think we would need to offer to land both Randolph and Yi? Is that even worth it?


Blogger BenGo07 said...

I posted similar thoughts over at Blogabull, but I don't understand why we'd try to move up and draft Yi, instead of moving up and grabbing Horford. If we got Randolph, then, yeah, Horford no longer becomes necessary and I could see taking Yi (although how we'd pull this off I have no idea.) But frankly, I just don't see what the infatuation is with any center (with the possible exception of Oden) in an age when the center position is becoming increasingly less important.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Coach Skiles said...

Couldn't agree more. And I'll add we don't need more young prospects.

Don't care that Durant can't bench 185, but B. Wright weights in at 200 and can bench 185 twice. He's clearly gonna be ready to contribute right away - no way he wears down over 82 games.

1:33 PM  

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