Chicago Bulls Draft Night Blues, or How Hope Has Fled the United Center

December 18th, 2009 by Antwan Fields Leave a reply »
Back in 2006, when our Chicago Bulls tried (and failed) to push the Detroit Pistons to the limit (or as close to the limit as you can go without a Game Seven) I made a prediction. It was not a great prediction by any stretch, but I predicted that the Bulls would win 50 games the next season.

I fully admit I was wrong, but I was made wrong by many different factors, not the least of which was that the vastly overrated Luol Deng and Ben Gordon (who is not overrated) didn't sign contract extensions, and John Paxon helping to destroy team chemistry by not squashing immediately rumors that the Bulls were attempting to acquire Kobe Bryant, among others.

But it was a draft trade made way back in April that pretty much doomed the Bulls to the situation they find themselves in, with a bad head coach who doesn't help the team win, a franchise player who doesn't have much of a franchise to lead, and a supporting cast that couldn't win if Doug Collins was coaching against them and pulled his players off the court.

LaMarcus Aldridge. LaMarcus Aldridge is a demon who plays hard and comes to play, period. Contrast that with the whiny, self-satisfied awfulness ...

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