Closure for Chicago Bulls Fans Who Want Carmelo Anthony Over Joakim Noah

September 25th, 2010 by ken park Leave a reply »
Walk onto any Chicago basketball court these days and you're bound to see a group of pickup ballers engaging in some seriously impassioned debate.

Old school purists strongly reject all trade prospects involving Joakim Noah, arguing that his defensive intensity is just too inspirational to give away. Countering that is a contingent clamoring for Carmelo as the Bulls' only hope for answering the Miami Heat's LeBron James. 

At the end of the day, the Joakim-for-Carmelo question comes down to an issue of replaceability. If there are effective, defensive minded bigs waiting in the wings, the Bulls would be insane to pass up one of the elite small forwards in the game. But if Joakim truly is irreplaceable, then keeping him would clearly be the right decision, especially since Luol Deng is a pretty decent fallback either way.

The merits of any potential Melo-Noah trade hinges almost entirely on who the Bulls can sign to take Noah's place.

The list of remaining free agent centers available on the market is enough to make any Bulls fan shudder in fright. As of now ...

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