Boozer might be a liability: Should the Bulls seriously tank this time?

Aditya Trivedi
Aditya Trivedi
Senior Analyst

Well Luol Deng is gone, Derrick Rose is out for the year and GASP MARQUIS TEAGUE GOT TRADED?!?!

Alright all jokes (Teague) I seriously feel amnestying Boozer would be ideal for this squad. They don't look to be a plus .500 team this year in my opinion and tanking might do them well especially in a draft that has strong PF's, SF's and a budding center in Joel Embid. Boozer has always been a solid PF but he clearly isn't worth the money and his body is going to give up on him sooner rather than later.

With Jimmy Butler slotted at the SG and the Bulls fully behind Rose at PG and Noah at C. SF's Wiggins and Parker will be there and PFs Gordon and Randle are also available to make a complete line up for the Bulls.

Should the Bulls let Boozer go, tank, and get a strong piece to have a complete lineup for 2014-2015?

Krithic Annamalai
Krithic Annamalai
Elite Columnist

Yes they should tank and I think management wants this team to tank. But the Coach has other plans. It's amazing what they can do with a depleted roster. Look at D.J. Augustin stepping up as the point guard. The same thing happened to Nate Robinson last year. The Bulls have no reason to believe Derrick Rose will return to his MVP form, they need to think for the future. This year's draft is loaded with impact players.

sanant
sanant
Columnist

Boozer definitely has been a model of consistency and surprisingly, he has not missed too many games for the Bulls, given his history with injuries during his Jazz days. Having said that, as @Aditya Trivedi mentioned, the production is not commensurate with the money being paid.

@Krithic Annamalai - John Lucas III, Mike James and CJ Watson can also be added to the list of point guards who have flourished under Thibs. All three definitely played way beyond what they are otherwise capable of.

Bottomline, this team has too much heart to tank. But given the cap-room that will become available come season-end (considering the moves already made and the potential Boozer amnesty), free agency would definitely be an enticing route for the Bulls front office to venture into again - hopefully with more success this time!