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Thread: Chad Ford speaks of Deng to Raptors

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    Default Chad Ford speaks of Deng to Raptors

    In case you missed Chad Ford's latest chat, he answers a questions about the Bulls getting into the top 10:

    There are rumblings from several local reporters that the Bulls may be looking to move into the Top 10. Have you heard anything to that extent?

    Chad Ford
    Only way I could really see that happening is if the Raptors settled for Luol Deng there. A deal of Deng and No. 29 for Calderon and No. 8 might work for both sides.
    http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/44193

    It was a surprising choice of words to see Ford say if the Raps "settled" for Deng ... must be in reference to their alleged pursuit of Gay, Iguodala, etc.

    There is definitely some sense to what he suggested in that Jose deal. The Bulls are looking for an upgrade for this season, which Jose could offer ... and also provides a big expiring deal for Rose to slide back into his lead role, and the Bulls to maybe have some money for shopping - or at least avoid luxury tax.

    Maybe #8 for them would be someone like Austin Rivers, to score alongside Rose - who knows.
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    Default Chad Ford - Luol Deng to Raps with 29th pick - for Calderon and the 8th

    I saw this posted by RR...did some research....basically Chad Ford was just spit balling if you read the qoute in context. He was asked how the Bulls could move down in the draft, and gave that answer.

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    Would leave a void at PG for the Raps, but that could be erased with a call to the Nash household.

    "Hi Steve ... Bryan here ... i'd like to overpay you to run with Andrea Bargnani, Luol Deng, Demar Derozan & Jonas Valanciunas".

    ... not quite as appealing as Rudy Gay, but a big win for the club if it were to happen.
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    if we give up 8 that would wreck our shot at drafting a PG so yeah that question would have to be settled in free agency

    OR a subsequent trade

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    Deng a nice piece on a championship-calibre team. But why would we trade for yet another wing who can't create his own shot?

    IMO, Jose's expiring contract and the 8th pick are far more valuable than Deng.
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    Bah. He'll be missing at the beginning of year if he has wrist surgery which is being put off for the Olympics. Besides...

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    Not sure how true these rumors are but if they are true Colangelo keeps on trying to dig a deeper ditch.

    These type of moves are not about sustained winning or even trying to eventually compete for a championship.

    These moves are about getting a sweet new deal for a lame duck GM and thereby crippling the franchise moving forward.

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    Luol Deng is a nice player, but not the right player for the Raps at this time. He's basically a 3rd or 4th guy on a playoff team.. we don't need that since we already kind of have that guy in Bargnani.

    If we traded Bargnani straight up for Deng, I'd probably think hard about it.. but to trade our 8th pick is not smart.

    Deng is still semi-young at 27, but he's owed $27M in two years.. where as Iggy is owed about $30M in two years (and his second year is a player option). I think Iggy is more valuable and I don't want him either. I think trading for Deng is a move towards mediocrity, IMO.

    Bryan I believe drafted him in Phoenix.. I hope that's not a sign that says he's interested.

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    not worth it...

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    no way

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    no effing way

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    not in a million years

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    not in a million trillion years

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    It's not a rumor, it's just Ford saying if the Bulls wanted into the lottery the most likely way they'd be able to do so.

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    Quote sleepz wrote: View Post
    Not sure how true these rumors are but if they are true Colangelo keeps on trying to dig a deeper ditch.

    These type of moves are not about sustained winning or even trying to eventually compete for a championship.

    These moves are about getting a sweet new deal for a lame duck GM and thereby crippling the franchise moving forward.
    It's not a rumour at all. Someone happened to ask Chad Ford how the Bulls could get into the lottery, and this scenario is the only thing that came to his mind. It's not based on any leads. Just the hamster spinning in Ford's noggin.
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    What about a million trillion plus infinity?
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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    What about a million trillion plus infinity?
    I'd do that deal

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    I actually like this trade that will probably not happen

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    NO, even if he would be healthy at the start of the season. Only one Bayless at PG, are you kidding me? Deng is at the same level like Jose, and Jose is expiring contract, we give them 8 pick for 29...
    (Sorry for poor English )

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    Quote japetas wrote: View Post
    NO, even if he would be healthy at the start of the season. Only one Bayless at PG, are you kidding me? Deng is at the same level like Jose, and Jose is expiring contract, we give them 8 pick for 29...
    For the sake of argument, trading Calderon does not mean that Bayless is our PG. There would be other moves made in addition to this hypothetical trade.

    But in general, I agree that this move doesn't help the Raptors.
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