Wednesday, December 17, 2008
More Bulls Trade Options
This is admittedly a stretch and hope from a Bulls fan. However, there is some potential merit. The Mavericks are clearly not in a position to compete this year. Nor, does the future look any better. They traded that away last year in dumping Harris for Kidd. So, they should look to cash in before it is too late. The hesitation that has doomed many a GM.
The trade looks like Nowitzki for Hughes, Noah, Tyrus Thomas, and a future #1 pick. Hughes gives them a bigger guard combo and they become a bit more run and gun with Howard, Terry, and Kidd. They get two young talents (both former lottery picks) that could improve with new scenery, as well as a future draft pick. Hughes contract also expires in time for the free agency everyone is chasing. So, they can keep him and enter the sweepstakes, or use him as viable trade bait next year.
Not likely, but another option. It would give the Bulls immediate help as a top 4 team in the East. The Mavericks would not be much worse off but have a better hope for the future.