Chicago Bulls: Should Bulls Offer Luol Deng and Joakim Noah for Dwight Howard?

July 3rd, 2012 by Paul Grossinger Leave a reply »
The Chicago Bulls face a major trade dilemma this off-season: Should they enter the feeding frenzy and offer Luol Deng and Joakim Noah for Dwight Howard?

There are two parts to the question that need answering: Should the Bulls try and acquire Howard at all, and should they offer Deng and Noah to get him?

Howard, the Orlando Magic's 26-year-old franchise center, is desperately trying to get out of Orlando, but his future status is hazy after a flurry of news in the last few days.

The Magic center reportedly limited his initial trade list to one team: the Brooklyn Nets. But New Jersey, leery of Howard's intentions ever since he unexpectedly signed a one-year extension with the Magic back at the March trade deadline, went ahead and acquired star shooting guard Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks. This eliminated most of the Nets' cap flexibility and effectively took them out of the Howard trade and 2013 free-agency sweepstakes.

Leaving aside the of Nets' inexplicable decision to give up on acquiring Howard the same week he announced he only wanted to go to their team (and giving it up for the right to overpay a declining star, Johnson, to th ...

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