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This is the second report that I have read today that suggest that there is interest from The Bulls in Zach Randolph. Now rumor had it that the two teams spoke about this deal this summer and the deal breaker was them wanting us to take on Kirk Hinrich's 4yr 40+ mill contract. Now they do have some peices that would work in a trade scenerio. The report I read earlier suggest that Donnie doesnt like what he is being offered. So lets look at what Chicago could be offering.
Ben Gordon and Drew Gooden for Zach: This deal works straight up, allows us to get a starting PF and a scorer built for this offense (and yet another combo guard!), not to mention two years of cap releif. However not likely that Donnie would turn down this deal, nor is it likely that the Bulls offer this package without demanding a unprotected pick and/or a player like Nate Robinson or Wilson in return.
Larry Hughes for Zach straight up: A little more realistic trade than the above trade. Larry allows the Bulls to move a player that plays where there is a logjam while acquiring a major need. This deal does give us one year cap relief but adds yet another SG. Walsh would be wise to demand a pick in return in this scenerio, which if there is talks of this trade going on could be the deal blocker for the Bulls.
Kirk Hinrich, Cedric Simmons,Sefolosha for Zach: Likely the type of package that Paxon is offering us. John has gotten used to getting over on us in deals so it wouldnt suprise me if he is still trying to do so. GM's know that Donnie wants to shave some cap and are going to time and time again make him prove that he is not joking when he says he isnt giving players away for nothing.
This is probably yet another trade talk that Donnie is just going shoot down to show his dedication to getting something back for a player who can give you a double double in his sleep.
Back to the first scenerio; would you include Nate Robinson in that trade for the cap space it would give us? That would rid of about 33 million of Zach's contact and would put us at 38 million in cap (that's with signing Lee for 10 million per) in that critical cap year.