More draft talk

Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald discusses rumors, like the one about the Bulls trying to trade their draft picks (numbers 16 and 26) for New Jersey’s (number 11): “This has been discussed, but hasn’t really heated up. There has been talk that the Nets like North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough, who should be available at 16. So it’s possible New Jersey is more interested in moving down than the Bulls are in moving up. This is generally regarded as a weak draft, so the Bulls have to ask themselves if it’s really worth giving up that No. 26 pick, which could bring a backup point guard like Toney Douglas or Darren Collison, or an extra big man.” I have to agree. If the Bulls can’t make a deal for someone like Chris Bosh (whom the Raptors seem determined to hang on to for a little longer) or pull off some other team-boosting trade, they might as well draft a couple first-rounders and develop them this season. (Of course, that means we have to rely on Vinny Del Negro to do the developing…)

Meanwhile, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune would like you to know that the Bulls’ draft plans all center around Derrick Rose, which is kind of like saying that living centers around eating, drinking, breathing and not walking in front of a moving bus. K.C. also provides a list of the top five shooting guards that might be available when the Bulls make their first selection: Gerald Henderson, Terrence Williams, Jeff Teague, Wayne Ellington and Toney Douglas.

Louisville’s Earl Clark cancelled the workout he had scheduled with the Bulls on Sunday. Clark said he was injured, but most people who care about these things believe it’s more likely that Earl simply doesn’t think he’ll still be available when the Bulls are making their selections. Or maybe he was nervous about how the Berto Center lost power on Saturday. After all, the scuttlebutt following Clark around is that he’s soft.

Pippin Ain’t Easy grades the Bulls’ recent drafts. I know this is going to shock you, but they got an A+ for picking Derrick Rose last season.

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10 Responses to More draft talk

  1. usmcroc22@msn.com'
    rocky rosado June 22, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    Please draft BJ Mullens

  2. chicagozoner@gmail.com'
    Zoner June 22, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Thanks for the link!

  3. Jordan June 22, 2009 at 6:43 pm #

    Draft dejaun blair or earl clark at the 11 spot if we get it

    do not draft bj mullens

  4. catguy06@sbcglobal.net'
    miguel i. June 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    Trade 16,26, and Hinrich to the Wolves for #6 then draft T. Evans.

  5. bscholtens@hotmail.com'
    Brad S. June 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    Wow, did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed today, Matty?

  6. Anonymous June 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    please don’t trade

  7. felipeagarcia87@hotmail.com'
    Felipe Garcia June 23, 2009 at 5:37 am #

    I think bulls should trade their two draft picks with PF Tyrus Thomas, Ben Gordan and Aaron Gray for a good PF All-Star player like: Chris Bosh or Amar’e Stoudemire. Then they can pick up a few free-agent veteran players to add to their roster that wont cost them that much money. (to a one year deal)

  8. lneely June 23, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    look for those who are saying draft B.j Mullens stop that noise Mullens is a bust waiting to happen just cause he is 7 foot does means that good he was bench player on Ohio state that really struggled with rebounds and shooting was not that good and really wasnt a key player. draft something we need not a hype man to make us look like contenders but actually contenders

  9. trza49er June 23, 2009 at 8:50 pm #

    BJ mullens?! Get the hell out of here, man. The last thing we need is another garbage big man. There are only a few players that could be available at 26 who are remotely worthy of a 1st round salary (Toney Douglas and Wayne Ellington I’m talking about you). I would LOVE to see them package those 2 picks to get either my man Henderson or DeJuan Blair, especially when BG takes his expensive ass down the road somewhere. Maybe add Hinrich if it can get you into the top 5 somehow (doubtful i know).

  10. weston_daniel@comcast.net'
    atimeout656 June 25, 2009 at 1:31 am #

    who the heck is bj mullens? the bulls defintiely need to get gerald henderson in case they lose gordon and because he is a good overall player. the bulls should not draft tyler hansbrough at all. he is horrible and completely overrated. dejaun blair would help a lot on the defensive or wayne ellington. the bulls do not need another big man cause theres no good big men out of the top10 or 15 with dejaun blair being the exception, if they’re lucky

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