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Official "I Dont Want Wade on the Bulls" Blog.

Posted on: March 2, 2010 9:49 pm
 
          That is it. I am making it official. I do not want Dwyane Wade to join the Chicago Bulls. Call me what you will, but I have to stand my ground on this one. I understand that Wade is likely to remain with the Miami Heat anyways, but there has been and will continue to be Bulls fans dreaming about Wade returning home to Chicago. Listen up people. Wade is not the right fit for Chicago. He is not what the Bulls need to contend either and contending is what it is all about. You want to know my reasoning? Let us take a look.

1. Wade and Rose are to much alike.
I am not saying that Derrick Rose is as good as Wade. I am not a fool, but they have similar games. Both are at their best with the ball in their hands making plays and driving to the hoop. I really think that Rose will become a player close to the level that Wade is now. Maybe not next season but by his fouth season I think Rose will be a solid 25-5-5 player or something close. A backcourt of Wade and Rose looks great on paper, but there would be serious chemistry problems. Who handle the ball? The Bulls do not need a shooting guard the caliber of Wade to be successful. They can do very well and even contend with a SG that can hit a high percentage of jumpers and hit it from beyond the arc. A max contract player at the two spot is a waste.

2. Spend the money on a real need. The Bulls have more pressing needs then a shooting guard. They still need a low post scorer. They had Elton Brand and traded him for Tyson Chandler. Sad. Then they had LaMarcus Aldridge and traded him for Tyrus Thomas. Those two moves set the Bulls back big time. Had we just kept Aldridge the Bulls would be a top 4 team in the east right now. But I have to let the past go and look to the future. The Bulls need a post player and Chris Bosh is everything that the Bulls need. If the Bulls somehow move past the Raptors in the standing then Bosh might have to ask himself why he would not want to just sign with the Bulls in the summer. Adding Bosh to the Bulls by itself puts them ahead of the aging Celtics and perhaps the Hawks. The Bulls would be a top 3 team in the east and have a real shot at making it to the ECF and beyond. With Wade I think they would be a 45-50 win team. With Bosh they would be a 55+ win team. If the Bulls get Wade they will still have a huge hole in the paint that Joakim Noah just cannot fill.

3. Wade's health concerns me. Wade has yet to play a 82 game season. He never will either with the style of game he plays. He is bound to start wearing out as his injuries continue to mount over time. I truly believe it would be a mistake to sign Wade to a max contract over 5 seasons. What ever team does this will be taking a huge risk. I do not think Wade will be near the player he is now in five years.

4. Johnson>Wade for the Bulls. Yes, Wade is the better player of the two, but Joe Johnson is a much better fit for the Chicago Bulls. He is a great jump shooter with outstanding range and would be a perfect fit with Rose. Derrick could run the offense and drive and kick to Johnson and Deng all night long. Heck, I even think a shooter like Jamal Crawford or Kevin Martin would fit on the Bulls better then Wade and would allow the Bulls to still sign a bigman like perhaps David Lee.

The Bottomline is that I want Bulls fans to understand that while picking up Wade this summer would seem great, in reality it would hurt the Bulls longterm. He is a gamble due to a history of injuries and not the best player to pair with Derrick Rose. Our money could be spent more wisely.
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Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: March 11, 2010 2:22 pm
 

Official "I Dont Want Wade on the Bulls" Blog.

Both are at their best with the ball in their hands making plays and driving to the hoop Very true but I have to say that they are both at their best creating their own shot because they really have no choice but to create. Their respective teams have no other option but them. If Rose can find a legit superstar to run alongside him, then he can distribute the ball better and become a Chris Paul-Steve Nash type PG. We all know he can go to the rim and create but wouldnt it be better if he has someone to kick the  ball out to and have confidence in.
I would Love Wade in Chicago but the city doesnt deserve him. Chicago doesnt know how to treat its returning superstars...



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 7:09 pm
 

Official "I Dont Want Wade on the Bulls" Blog.

I see exactly your point Cliff, but I have to disagree. Chemistry can eventually develop, much easier and quicker than a player can develop a skill set that comes even close to Dwyane Wade's. I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to acquire a top 5 player in the league and give your team the best backcourt in the NBA, a backcourt that no other team really has the athletic defenders to guard. Both Rose and Wade are just getting better, also.

At the end of the day, give me talent over chemistry. While a shooter would be better in terms of chemistry, he's also an easier cover. A shooter like Joe Johnson lacks Wade's athleticism. Again, which NBA team has the personnel to guard both Derrick Rose AND Wade? Not many. Those two would tear it up, flying up and down the court at a scary rate. No team is going to stop those two young guys.

So while I see your point, gotta go talent > chemistry. Especially if you're getting the, by far, best backcourt in the game.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2010 6:52 pm
 

Official "I Dont Want Wade on the Bulls" Blog.

I fully understand your points about Wade not being the best fit on the free agent market, but to say that Wade will actually make the Bulls worse in the long run is stretching it a bit.  Despite his injury history, Wade is one of the Top 5 NBA scorers and would be a great weapon for the Bulls to add.  Does Joe Johnson make more sense?  Maybe.  Obviously, LeBron would be an amazing and unlikely steal if that's even possible, but I have a hard time seeing the addition of Wade as a bad thing. 


jpwyllys
Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2010 1:21 pm
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Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2010 5:58 pm
 

Official "I Dont Want Wade on the Bulls" Blog.

Chi-Town1,

You are a crazy man. I really think wade is a gamble and one injury away from turning into Tracy McGrady. Bulls need a superstar in the paint to pair with Noah.




Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2010 12:16 pm
 

Official "I Do Want Wade on the Bulls" Blog.

In honor of your thread Cliff I dug up an old pic of Wade working out for the Bulls in the 2003 pre draft workouts, it's now my avi.



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2010 3:31 am
 

Official "I Do Want Wade on the Bulls" Blog.

Cliff,
I don't like the cut of your jib here, the prodigal son returnsTongue out


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