What you see is (probably) what you’re going to get

Derrick Rose, John Salmons, Kirk Hirich, Jannero Pargo and (rarely) Lindsey Hunter in the backcourt. Luol Deng (assuming he’s healthy), Tyrus Thomas, James Johnson and Taj Gibson at the forward positions. Joakim Noah and Brad Miller playing center. Aaron Gray and Jerome James watching silently from the end of the bench.

Barring the inexplicable and unforseen, those are your 2009-10 Chicago Bulls.

According to Bulls GM Gar Forman: “The roster (is set) as of now. We talk to a lot of teams to see if we can make ourselves better. Outside of a major type trade, I really don’t see us doing anything. We would anticipate we will carry 13 players.?We have a qualifying offer out to Aaron Gray and all indications are that he will sign it and return.? I like our roster. We like our young core and where we’re at. We feel pretty good going into the season.”

In other words, don’t expect Carlos Boozer or David Lee to come walking through that door anytime soon. Bulls management has assembled what it feels is a solid core group of players and manipulated the salary situation so that the team will be $12 million or more under the cap going into next summer. They feel their job is done…for now.

The players just have to play. Rose has to improve — and there’s every indication that he has improved and will continue to do so. Deng must not only be healthy, but he’ll also need to return to his 2006-07 “almost an All-Star” form. Thomas has to play like it’s a contract year (and it is). Salmons needs to prove he can play shooting guard full-time (and stay on fire from downtown). Noah and Miller has to rebound and bang bodies (and an occasional inside score wouldn’t hurt).  Hinrich and Pargo must provide scoring and steady play off the bench. The rookies need to contribute when called upon. Gray and James have to work on waving towels and handing out Gatorade.

On paper, these Bulls look like a solid 40-win team, unless one or more key players get hurt or the team mysteriously takes a step backward (ala the 2007-08 season). That won’t necessarily thrill a fan base that wants at least a small glimmer of hope for banner number seven…but it’s what we’ve got.

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117 Responses to What you see is (probably) what you’re going to get

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    mike July 31, 2009 at 10:10 pm #

    mike killer garcia and lopez you can state your opp but others cant besides what you guys are saying your the pnly ones saying it so maybe you guys should watch the wnba you guys are the ones who dont know jack if i am wrong i will adm it but can you ? buy the way get off mothers cause i just got of yours lol lol and my mother dont do baby food we will see who is right at the end wont we and garcia i finished the list read it if you now how to read

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    mike July 31, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    oh and i am a bulls fan and a am not a kid

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    felipe garcia July 31, 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    Are you sure your not a kid? b-cuz you sure act like 1, when grown-ups are talking lol. 1st of all smart ass, I am not the only 1 talking shit about you, not know anything about basketball teams with stats. If you can read, other people have disagree with all your comments and we all think your a dumb ass. Like I said before your just a fake little bitch, your not a true Bulls fan. And just wait until the season starts again and get ready to feel stupid when the Bulls make it into the playoffs. GO BULLS!!!

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    felipe garcia July 31, 2009 at 11:21 pm #

    So wait your saying that the Celtics, Magic, Cavaliers & Toronto are going to make it into the playoffs for sure? I agree with you their. But are serious? detroit, 76ers, Washington & I guess Miami? are you kidding me, detroit is re-building without any good defensive players on their team, the 76ers lost their good PG A. Miller, Washington we still don’t know if getting Foye & Miller are the missing pieces & Miami come on, they are still the same team that lost last year and they lost sum players. N don’t even put NY, NJ, Indiana, Milwaukee, & Charlotte b-cuz we both know their not going anywhere. But maybe Atlanta can make it again as well. See, just like I said you don’t know shit about basketball teams.

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    mike July 31, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    first off all salmons was the starting sf not bg second off all all i am saying is if salmons does not score like he did last year we are in trouble remember he had a career year if he doesnt play like that again we will struggle to score points and with no interior consistent scoring that will be a problem i want the bulls to win championships like before but i question a lot of the moves that they made in the early 2000s or lack of moves lately salmons and miller were solid last year you better hope they do the same or better and shouldering more of the scoring burden unlike you guys who did this in the past with tyson chandler where we loved him and hated him cause he never lived up to the hype i am not sold on tyrus thomas you guys have the right to feel the way that you do so does everybody else i have legitamit concerns about this team outside of rose and deng if they are healthy i dont trust the rest of these players the consistency anyway even if salmons has another career year or close which i dont think he will there is still no consistent interior scoring and they are not as deep as the 06 /07 team i think they need to make a big trade im sorry but you guys are to freakin biased you can be a die hard fan but you can be realistic to but you guys choose not to i choose to keep my expectations low so therefore i wont be as disappointed whether you like it or not and it seems like you guys are the only ones other teams will be better this year through signings and or players being healthy all we are getting back that we did not have the second part of last season is deng we didnt do much for crying out loud whether you like the players or not the wizards and pistons added players and the raptors so that to me makes it more difficult for the to be 500 or better thats my opinion a lot other bulls fans opinion who are not bias and we have a right to state our opinions we will see at the end of the season who is right and if im wrong than that means the bulls had a great year and i will be the first to admit i was wrong but if im right i will rub your faces in it good luck to the chicago bulls nation cause i think we are going to need it oh garcia the bulls finishing 5th or 6th are as is not if they make a deal for bosh lee or boozer lets see where they stand before the trade deadline then we will talk

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    felipe garcia July 31, 2009 at 11:32 pm #

    And what makes you think that the Bulls are not even close of making it into the playoff again this year with the teams they are facing in the east? Don’t make me laugh, the east is still not that strong ok. Just like I said b4 since you can’t read the Celtics, Magic, Cavaliers & Toronto are going to make it into the playoffs this year, every other spot in the east from the 5th-8th seed are up for grab for teams that want to get that spot and the Bulls are going to be 1 of those teams with the roster they have right now.

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    mike July 31, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    first off all there are only 2 or3 people incl you that dont agree you make it sound like its every body causes its not you realy are a stupid man you know i think i know what the prob you think you know every thing you are lucky i dont know who you are because i would show you who is the bitch you are prob a fuckin portegee go back to your fuckin country

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    mike July 31, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    wow you are a moron which i refuse to talk to morons good bye and like i said you will hear from me at the trade deadline not before till then so long you bunch of dumb fuckin fags especially you 3

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    felipe garcia July 31, 2009 at 11:52 pm #

    And like I said b4, we all know that the bulls are not a championship team this year for sure, but when you say that the bull took a step back just b-cuz they lost BG and they are not going to make it into the playoffs and that they are going to have a bad recorder, then I strongly disagree with you their. Salmons # go up each year and he is a hard worker, Miller is still solid, Rose is going to be a better player this year then last year b-cuz now that BG is gone, he will control the ball more, Hinrich he going to score more point b-cuz he is going to get more minutes now with Pargo and ty thomas & Noah are going to have 1 of their best years as a Bulls b-cuz their contracts are up this year and they want more money & the rookie we still won’t until they play and as for Deng if he is healthy then we are a playoff team.

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    felipe garcia July 31, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    I am the 1 who is lucky??? don’t make me laugh kid, I am a big boy so dont F with me you dumb ass red neck. 1st of all, your the 1 who was talking all that trash saying get off that weed or sum gay shit like that so check yourself bitch

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 12:00 am #

    last time i check it was chris, mike killer, lopez, Boppinbob, black trump, rocky, Reggie McGlory, mostly everybody & myself we all think you a dumb ass that is a fake ass lil bitch bulls fan

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    Andres Lopez August 1, 2009 at 12:12 am #

    Wow, did i miss sumthing??? lol mike got mad b-cuz he finialy realized that he was a grl and has a pussy. I think the WNBA would like to heard comments from him now lol. Sori mike, we don’t like talking to lil kids like u that don’t know anything about basketball teams! thank God we wont heard from you in a long time! GO BULLS

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 12:25 am #

    My prayers have been finally answer, thank you garcia! mike has finally shut-up lol GO BULLS!!!

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 12:42 am #

    big boy since whens being fat a big boy go back to where you came from you fat fuck red neck i am not from the south you fat fuck dont you have some eating to go do lopez you finaly got something right iam a pussy i am what i eat you dick licker mike killer keep praying for some balls you just might get some

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 12:44 am #

    i am not going anywhere fags

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 1:37 am #

    hahaha, mike is straight? since when? lol I thought he sucks dick for a living? o0o mike b4 i 4get again son, tell your mom to stop sucking on my balls, so i can get them back like you told me 2!

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 1:40 am #

    Yah I may b fat and all, but your mom never complains

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    andres Lopez August 1, 2009 at 1:46 am #

    man mike, what do I have to do to make you shut-up??? I promise I will stop banging your mom, will that help you my fren???

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 1:56 am #

    you know how i know my mom is not fucking you because like i said before she dont do baby food so that takes all three of you out of the pic and mike you cant give what you dont have

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 2:00 am #

    hey garcia your so fat you have your own zip code you fat fuck how can you under stand b ball when you are to busy eating twinkys you fat dubble chin fuck

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 2:02 am #

    lopez go back to mexico you spick your prob not legaly here

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 2:04 am #

    mike killer your so ugly you make a blind man cry you fuckin baboon

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 2:56 am #

    You know what mike, I am getting tired of talking trash to you b-cuz it must hurt u a lot of knowing all these pplz talking shit about you that your wrong about the Bulls. But don’t worry, i am on your side now. Your right my fren and everybody that is a Bulls fan and thinks that the Bulls are making it into the playoffs this year, they are wrong and stupid. The Bulls are even lucky if they can win 2 games at least during the season with the team they have. The Bobcats have a better chance of making it then the Bulls. Your right Rose is not going to be that all-star player we want him 2 b, salmon is going to suck along with miller, pargo, gibson, johnson, deng, thomas, noah & hinrich. Damn I can believe that I was so stupid your right the Bulls are going to suck this year. GO MIKE lol

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    andres Lopez August 1, 2009 at 3:05 am #

    You know what mike your right as well, i should go back to mexico b-cuz i am a dumb spick like you said i am and your never wrong, even if i am not mexican but i was born in puerto rico and my parents are puerto rican. Damn mike, you know what i am also tired of hurting your feeling let be frenz. Your right, the Bulls suck and NY has a better chance of winning the championship this year. GO MIKE!!! lol

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 3:09 am #

    I don’t care what garcia & lopez say, i still think your a dumb ass red neck WOW!!! white power brother!!! lol

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 3:28 am #

    o0o mike my best fren! I never said I was that fat like you think i am F.Y.I. I have more muscle then fat my fren I can show u if you want me 2. Come on mike, lets talk shit about the Bulls b-cuz your right and everyone else is wrong they suck this year and they are going to win only 1 game during the hole season. People lets remember my fren mike is never wrong, he is a god when it comes to basketball & his mom is not so dirty and who ever talks shit about my best fren mike, i am going to kick their ass lol

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 3:32 am #

    I don’t garcia, I still think mike is a lil bitch and his mom is a dirty grl when she talks to me on the phone and when she sleep in my bed. lol jk

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 4:02 am #

    And mike, you still think I don’t have a dick, how do u think you where born? I am your real father stupid ask your mommy lol jk

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

    you guys are the dumb ass i didnt say they have no chance off making the playoffs i said 5th or 6th is crazy so fuck off you dumb asses oh and mike stick to bball stop talking about other peoples mothers becaues i just got off yours

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    andres Lopez August 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    Sori, what was that mr. know it all??? I thought you said at the beginning of your comments my fren, that the bulls are even lucky to win at least 30 games and they have no chance what so ever to make it into the playoffs this year because your right again, everyone is way better in the east then the west is right now. The east got way stronger this year and every other team got way better even the bobcats, NY & NJ are better then the bulls lol. C mike, I am also on your side b-cuz your always right buddy. GO MIKE!!!

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    I would said that lopez is right but no mike, your right again buddy. The east is way way better then the west is right now and the bulls don’t even have a chance of making it b-cuz every other team got way way better then the Bulls in the east. Thanks mike, you help me realize that I was so stupid and fat to think that the Bulls even had a chance of making it into the playoffs this year. GO MIKE!!! the kool guy that knows it all and every other peoples opinion are wrong and stupid except my best fren mike.

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    I dont give an F what lopez & garcia say! I still think mike is my true missing son lol. Besides what other peoples mom am i talking shit about son??? I am just telling you the truth and that is nice that you are trying to hit on my mom b-cuz she is dead already, you sick freak your making out with my mom dead body! You need sum help my boy lol

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    lopezzzzzz i said 35 if things dont go so good like your smart asses make it sound like its a givin that there in the play offs so dont put words in my mouth or anything for that matter lol i never said the east was better than the west once again unless people agree with you you guys atack people to bad all i said in the beg was that 5th or 6th is high like you guys are high

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm #

    if you guys know so much what seed where they 2 years ago

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm #

    oh so my big dick killed her after all wow not bad know if only you could do that

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    andres Lopez August 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm #

    1st of all my best fren mike, who have i been talking shit to lately with all this people making comments about the bulls? b-cuz last time i check your the only 1 i am talking to. No its ok mike, your right and i am to high to think that the bulls have a chance with the team they have b-cuz your right they suck this year and everybody in the east has a better team then the bulls. oo0o and about last 2 year ago, that was last 2 years your still on that??? what about last year when they made it into the playoffs. Where everybody thought the Bulls were just re-building and had no chance of making it into the playoffs. I guess your right, i am to high to know about b-ball thank mike. GO MIKE!!!

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm #

    what? how was that even possible??? you were not even born son. Remember I am your real father stupid ask your mother.

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm #

    N if that was true about what you said, then you had sex with your own grandma! You sick mike, you were having sex with your died grandma lol

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    hey garcia you are right i am wrong i am a dumb ass you should be the bulls new gm cause you would run this team right into the ground you said in another statement that if deng is having another bad year to trade him now when his value is low you are let me say you are a dumb ass you think the bobcats are going to give you wallace for deng and his 72 mil contract thats it trade them when there value is low so you can get shit for him yea you know it all we should have traded him when we where trying to get kobe from the lakers but know deng is untouchable gordan was untouchable when there value is at its highest is when you trade young players you know esp when there at the end of there contracts but you are the bright one lol if he is having a bad year we are fucked . know one is going to give you shit for deng or ty thomas if they are having bad years nobody is going to want dengs big contract for 14 per game

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    I should be the bulls gm??? lol come on mike, if anything you should be the Bulls new GM my fren, b-cuz you know i am not that smart like u to run a team. oo0o n last time I check, I did mention not just Wallace but other players as well that could be a better trade for Deng if he does not play so well this year. And are you that sure, that team won’t take Deng or Ty Thomas if they don’t play that well this year in trade??? Think again my fren, b-cuz i heard a lot of teams that would love to take Deng or Ty Thomas b-cuz they are still young and developing their game. 1st of all, their has been done some crazy deals this past few years, where players that suck more then Deng and Ty Thomas being traded for an All-Star player like the Pau Gasol that helped the Lakers win a championship remember that or were you still getting high?. Here let me refresh your memory, remember when the Memphis Grizzlies were being cheap asses b-cuz they didn’t want to pay Gasol no more money. Well, they traded Pau Gasol for the Lakers PF-C Kwame Brown, sum non role player on the Lakers team and with a 2nd or 1st round draft pick, who does that kind of deal??? and now Memphis is more willing to pay Zach Randolph big money, when Gasol was a way better player then Randolph and Gasol was the one key player to take Memphis to playoffs. Their, that is 1 example, but I could go on and keep telling you stupid deals of players that are not even close as good as Deng or Ty Thomas being traded for All-Star players or simply just really good players like Ron Artest for example.

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    Plus if you were the Bulls GM i could see you sale-ing the team like Settle did with the Oklahoma City Thunde b-cuz you just would not know what to do with young talent and give-up on them. If i was the Bulls GM your right I would run the team to the ground one year but i would never give-up on my team and keep flighting until we win a 7 or 8 nba championship

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    The reason y i said that is b-cuz all your comments that you made about the Bulls are all negative, of them not making into the playoffs for years to come and with no championship ring. If you were a Bulls fan like you say you are, you would try to think more positive then being negative all the time. How do you think the Bulls won those 6 championship titles? by being negative like are??? NO! they think about the future not the past and move on to try to win another championship. Your right, they may not be a championship team yet but they are heading into the right direction if we can think positive.

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    andres Lopez August 1, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    Damn mike, I strongly agree with you again lol jk. You should listen and read what garcia is saying to you because that is a true die hard Bulls fans just like me being positve about our Bulls. GO MIKE lol

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    mike killer August 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm #

    Yah Brother! WOW!!! white power to you mike!!! lol

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    oh my god you people are stupid deng is young and develp but durant is youger and already better and makes 2 or 3 mil a year yea thats going to happ you people are mentally challenged

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    I never said Deng was way better then Durant dumb ass so just like you said to be b4, don’t put words in my mouth n what are you talking about that Deng is old and develop already??? Do you even know how old Deng is right now?? Let me again refresh your memory again and I am the 1 mentally challenge look who is talking lol He just turn 23 years old, you call that really old and develop already???

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    he is 24 and i did not say he is old i said the ones you men exp wall from the bobcats there younger and make less your the won who is allways twisting my words

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    mike August 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    so fuck off

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    andres Lopez August 1, 2009 at 8:13 pm #

    Mike, we all know that Kevin Durant is a way better player then Deng during his rookie and sophomore season. But Deng is still young and when he is healthy he is also a really good player just like in 06-07. But wait, I am wrong b-cuz I am also mentally challenge your right mike, Deng did suck, when he was healthy as Bull. GO MIKE! (Mr. know it all)

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    felipe garcia August 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm #

    Wow, Deng just turn 24 year old, I guess u r a bulls fan for knowing that lol, so I guess your still right mike, he is already develop at that young age and won’t improve at all. I don’t have to twist any of your words, your the 1 saying it.

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