160Re: [APBR_analysis] Bulls rant
- Jun 30, 2001--- Dean Oliver <deano@...> wrote:
>Hey, we did have a nice little run, but the last three
> Wrt Chicago -- Y'know, after all those years of the
> Bulls beating up
> on my teams, I really don't want to ease the pain
> for Bulls fans. ;)
years have been hell! : )
Seriously, I don't expect much sympathy. I'd have
hated the Jordan Bulls team also if I hadn't been a
long-suffering Bulls' fan. I also understand what
Krause is doing here. He didn't like the direction the
first rebuilding was taking, so he killed it and
started over. He now has the two athletic big guys in
place and now plans on getting his PG in next summer's
great PG draft. Hopefully Duke's Jason Williams.
Two problems I have with the trade:
1. The success rate of high draft picks just isn't all
that good. Tyson Chandler might become a star, but he
might also become a softie who got drafted before his
weaknesses were exposed by college ball.
2. Krause just didn't get enough for an all-star level
player. I had no problem dealing Brand. As long as it
was for the right price. Chandler and Brian Skinner
seems cheap to me. I felt for Brand they should have
been able to get, in addition to Chandler, Maggette
and a future #1 pick or two. Skinner couldn't get
minutes for the PF-poor Clipps last year.
Then there's Tim Floyd. I have very little confidence
that he's the right guy to bring Curry and Chandler
along. I watched last year as Jamal Crawford followed
a promising early-season performance with three
straight DNP-CDs. Floyd spent three years giving Corey
Benjamin inconsistent court time, while playing the
likes of Randy Brown, Rusty LaRue, Chris Carr and Fred
Hoiberg. Floyd also was quoted as saying that he
thought young players learned more on the bench than
on the court and bashed Crawford and others for having
the audacity to wear headbands.
Ok, I'm in rant mode now and I'll stop. I'm gearing up
for the Sleuth's rebuilding: Phase II.
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