Exec: LeBron to Chicago is a Done Deal

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Published on June 27, 2010 with 10 Comments

Hey New York fans, put away your celebrity chefs and overpriced hookers, LeBron James isn’t interested in playing for your sad-sack Knicks anytime soon. According to an NBA exec who spoke to the New York Times on the condition of anonymity, James is leaning toward joining the Bulls in tandem with another free agent, Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors.

On July 1st, James will entertain reps from five teams — the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat, the Knicks, the Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers — but only as a formality. He’s all but wrapped up in a gift box ready to ship to the home of Michael Jordan. The Bulls would probably have to move a couple more players to make it work, but the NBA exec called it a “done deal.” Word has it that Chicago has been shopping Luol Deng and his $54 million contract.
Should everything work out as planned, the Bulls’ starting lineup could look like this:
PG – Derrick Rose
SG – (Deng’s replacement?)
SF – LeBron James
PF – Chris Bosh
C – Joakim Noah

Scary. How many other teams can boast of 3 shoo-in All-Stars in their starting 5?
Now Chicago would have to substitute the entire bench with paper towel, since they won’t have money left to sign any other solid pieces.

[Source: New York Times]

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  1. Taj Gibson plays PF, not SG…might hold on to Deng and play LeBron at the 2 or vice versa…if not, flip Deng for a 2 guard elsewhere.

    Either way, I don’t trust the NYTimes for anything and won’t trust anyone period until the ink is signed on contracts.

    Go Bulls.

  2. Taj Gibson plays PF, not SG…might hold on to Deng and play LeBron at the 2 or vice versa…if not, flip Deng for a 2 guard elsewhere.

    Either way, I don’t trust the NYTimes for anything and won’t trust anyone period until the ink is signed on contracts.

    Go Bulls.

  3. ^Thanks for the correction. I’m an idiot.

    My first choice would be to keep James at the 3, since he lacks the consistent mid-range game it takes to be a dominant 2. Look, I’m pretty sure they can find a decent SG in exchange for Deng. I’ve seen Pietrus’ name thrown around in this conversation. Not a bad addition if they can pull it off.

  4. ^Thanks for the correction. I’m an idiot.

    My first choice would be to keep James at the 3, since he lacks the consistent mid-range game it takes to be a dominant 2. Look, I’m pretty sure they can find a decent SG in exchange for Deng. I’ve seen Pietrus’ name thrown around in this conversation. Not a bad addition if they can pull it off.

  5. I don’t think Pietrus could successfully handle 25 plus minutes as a starter or sixth man (what it would take without any other bench players) at this point in his career. This playoffs proved him and rashard lewis are far from consistent long 2 or 3 point shooters. Without a dece bench and strong established defense already in place at chicago I’d give 3 to 4 seasons before they are even close to a ring. Maybe making 1 or 2 finals appearances, but they won’t be close to the level of talent and depth LA or even the thunder has.

  6. I don’t think Pietrus could successfully handle 25 plus minutes as a starter or sixth man (what it would take without any other bench players) at this point in his career. This playoffs proved him and rashard lewis are far from consistent long 2 or 3 point shooters. Without a dece bench and strong established defense already in place at chicago I’d give 3 to 4 seasons before they are even close to a ring. Maybe making 1 or 2 finals appearances, but they won’t be close to the level of talent and depth LA or even the thunder has.

  7. Damn.

    I was hoping to get LeBron out the central division.

  8. Damn.

    I was hoping to get LeBron out the central division.

  9. they would still need a stronger center

  10. they would still need a stronger center

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