Trade for Courtney Lee looking less likely

There are only a few hours left until the NBA trade deadline and it appears the Bulls value Omer Asik over an upgrade at the shooting guard position. So I guess Keith Bogans fans can rejoice.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweets: “Teams calling Houston on Courtney Lee keep getting same message: No big in deal, no trade. Will Bulls cave and give Omer Asik? So far, no.”

K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune tweets: “It’s unclear which team tried to expand Lee talks, but one variation became Asik/Keith Bogans for Brad Miller/Lee. Bulls want to keep Asik.”

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5 Responses to Trade for Courtney Lee looking less likely

  1. Anonymous February 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm #

    are they insane? I would trade for lee and miller in a heartbeat for bogans and asik

  2. Inception February 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    “never trade a big for a small”

    overrated “golden rule” IMO…you’re nuts if you think the Bulls are better off with Asik instead of Lee/Mayo…Asik holds value if Noah is side-lined again…other than that, this is a lost opportunity.

  3. Luvabull February 24, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    Asik will allow Thomas to rest up for the playoffs. That is a big value. He is also getting better every game. His defense has definitely improved. Who knows by playoffs he may improve enough for Thibs to keep playing him in the playoffs. Lee does not improve the Bulls significantly enough. Mayo may have but Memphis wasn’t dealing with the Bulls. Maybe they are still bitter from the Gasol negotiations.

    It is curious though that other big market teams seem to pull of good trades while the Bulls never seem to.

  4. Tom February 25, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    I disagree, the bulls have pulled a lot of good trades recently. The trades that brought us Salmons, Miller and got rid of Gooden and Nocioni come to mind, and last year they cleared a lot of cap space for the free agency. I think this year management realizes that we are not only playing for this year. We are currently set up among the best in the NBA for the future, especially considering the new CBA that will come this summer, so I doubt wanted to mess with that unless they were sure they could make us a lot better both this year and in future years.

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