Joakim Noah for Carmelo Anthony: The Chicago Bulls Should Learn From The Past

September 25th, 2010 by Ros Dumlao Leave a reply »
As the New Jersey Nets emerge as the front-runners for Carmelo Anthony, the Bulls are left in the “what could’ve, would’ve, and should’ve” state of mind.

Will missing out on Anthony be something the Bulls will regret, or not?

That question will have to wait.

Instead, the Bulls could learn some lessons from their past. But I’m not talking about obvious gimme of Kobe Bryant for Luol Deng.

Boggle through the Bulls’ past trades. Any regrets there or lessons to be learned then?

A decade ago, the Bulls used their first round pick to draft Elton Brand, hoping he would lead the post-Jordan dynasty and possibly succeed His Airness himself.

That idea barely lasted two years, and the Bulls were quick to ship Brand off to the Clippers.

Why? Bad management, maybe.

In return, the Bulls held hopes for Tyson Chandler, and held, and held. Held.

In the meantime, Chicago watched as Brand soaked up the sun in LA with his two All-Star appearances.

Chandler did his duties as a Bull. He worked effortlessly during the off-season, opposed to his b ...

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