Should Chicago Bulls Offer Luol Deng for Memphis Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay?

January 15th, 2013 by Haddon Anderson Leave a reply »
Rudy Gay trade rumors are running rampant across the NBA landscape, and the Chicago Bulls have a potential opportunity here to get on the phone.

Should they consider pursuing Gay and seek to swap him for Luol Deng? 

Some may argue that there's some sense to this for Chicago because Gay provides more versatility on offense. He can create his own shot better than Deng, and the Bulls are in desperate need of more shot creators.

Therefore, does it make sense for the Bulls to bid farewell to Deng's surplus of quality defense to inherit a more proven offensive piece?

Such a deal could look enticing to Bulls fans at first glance, but the reality is that this would be a downright foolish deal for the Bulls to even tinker with. There are numerous reasons to support this.

First of all, look at the numbers:

Rudy Gay: 17.8 points per game (41.4 percent from the field), 5.7 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game

Luol Deng: 17.9 points per game (44.5 percent from the field), 6.6 rebounds per game, 2.9 assists per game, 1.1 steals per game

While numbers don't tell the who ...

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