KMurph's Comments

Posted Monday September 23, 2013, About: No 'mental hurdles' for Rose
I haven't read thorugh all of the threads, but sounds like the general consensus is the chemistry for this year will be thrown off due to grudges held by Rose's teammates. Maybe I'm looking through Rose colored glasses, but I just don't see this being even a remote possibility. If there are issues with chemistry it won't be because Rose decided to take off a year to make sure he was fully recovered. I didn't hear any teammates questioning his decision or heart - all I heard was support from his teammates. And to me it sounded genuine. I think if there ever were any grudges from teammates its water under the bridge and it will not have any affect on this season.
Posted Wednesday September 11, 2013, About: Deng 'definitely' a goner?
Creating cap space for another run at Lebron???
Posted Wednesday February 20, 2013, About: The real threat to LeBron's throne
Have you lost your mind? We're trotting out Nate Robinson and Kirk Hinrich at PG. A healthy but rusty Rose is better than Nate or Kirk. The team will benefit this year if Rose returns. The only one going to be hurt by Rose's return is Boozer because the offense won't flow through him as much. Bulls know that and that's part of the reason they are trying to trade Boozer.
P.S. I am not taking the position that the Bulls with Rose can beat the Heat. Everyone is going to have to wait for the Heat to get old or LeBron to leave when he's a FA before a realistic argument can be presented for an NBA champ other than the Heat.
Posted Monday December 31, 2012, About: Derrick Rose's return doesn't guarantee Bulls season
Sad for now...positioned nicely for exciting possibilities in 2014 though!
Posted Thursday August 09, 2012, About: Tice dares Webb to 'step up and mature'
I agree, but here's how I'm going to stay positive. Cutler didn't die last year with Webb at left tackle and we had too many 7 step drops. This year's offense is cutting way back on that and has put the emphasis on getting the ball out quick. This will help Webb and the entire offensive line, so we should in theory see better protection. Plus, with Marshall out there, we won't see too many DB's blitzing. Carimi needs to prove he can play on that knee before we can consider him on the right side, let alone the left...
Posted Wednesday August 08, 2012, About: Deng: Bulls' chances took a hit
Agreed....Retired, you do sound like a pompous arse who can't handle someone who disagrees with your opinion. You went on the attack, not JGB.
Posted Wednesday August 08, 2012, About: Deng: Bulls' chances took a hit
So you disagree with the strategy to save money during a year in which they have no chance to win a championship because you think the cast of brewer, korver, watson would have/should have been resigned the following year? And you're confident resigning them (along with a healthy rose) makes them a championship winning team?

I think it was pretty clear the Bulls were not going to get past the Heat without different pieces. Bringing back the bench mob was not necessary to win a title at the next open window. Save money now, lesser players now, expiring contracts next year was the way to go. We have to retool either way, so save the money now.
Posted Wednesday August 08, 2012, About: Deng: Bulls' chances took a hit
Exactly right
Posted Tuesday August 07, 2012, About: Deng skipping offseason surgery?
Agreed...their win total next year doesn't matter. I'd rather see Deng get the surgery IF that's what doctors deem is best. We'll need Deng 100% the following year when Rose can play a full and hopefully healthy, contending season.
Posted Friday August 03, 2012, About: Coach K irked after record-setting rout
Need to start somewhere...there is money to be made.
Posted Friday August 03, 2012, About: Analyst can't see Bulls going .500
Who cares if it's 41, 61, 13, or 82 wins if u dont win the championship. No way this could have been avoided once rose went down.
Posted Friday July 27, 2012, About: Promising Bulls fading fast
Are you suggesting that it makes sense to spend more money for a season in which you have no chance of winning a championship (since Rose will be out for most of it)?

And if Rose never got hurt, are you suggesting that the Bulls as previously constructed were good enough to get past the Heat and win it all?

It's debatable, sure...but I personally think the Bulls needed to revamp around Rose to win it all. That's what they're attempting to do, although it's going to take more moves and more years to do it. Rose is still young and there is time.

I'm glad they didn't waste money to retain a bench for a lost season. Saving money now creates flexibility later whether or not it helps with 2013 cap space. Plus, it's just plain old stupid to spend your money when you know you can't win. Weaker bench, weaker team...so what unless you can win it all. To me there isn't much difference between a 25 win season and a 60 win season if you don't win the championship. Too many people want the 60 win season even if it means no championship...and with the moves you have to make to keep a 60 win season going, the Bulls would have put a future championship in jeopardy (i.e. paying $25M to keep your 4th big, Asik).

By the same token, I do not have a problem with fans who decide not to spend their money to go to games because they won't be watching a winner. Save it for when the window to a championship season reopens if you prefer. Me, I'll watch the games either way, because I love basketball and I love the watching the strategy of rebuilding a contender. So far I agree with what the Bulls are doing, provided they continue to make smart move over the next 2 seasons. If so, we should be a contender again by the 2014-2015 season. Realisitically I don't think it will be any sooner.
Posted Wednesday July 25, 2012, About: Promising Bulls fading fast
Annoying all these posts/articles writing off the Bulls based on their decisions this off-season. Of course they aren't going to contend next year and maybe not even the year after. Everything revolves around how good Rose will be when he's fully recovered. It seems obvious to me that Bull management realized that even with a healthy Rose they needed to revamp the team to get past the Heat and avoid turning into the Utah Jazz from the 90's (close, but not quite). Their eye is on the 2014 season when Rose should be back to full strength, they'll probably be rid of Boozer (amnesty next year), should have more flexibility under the cap, have a potential stud coming from overseas (Nikola Mirotic), and a 2013 first rounder from the Bobcats (top 12 protected I believe).
As long as Rose comes back to at least 95% strength this team will be good for many, many years. They are only fading for the next couple years in order to maximize their chances when the window reopens. Anyone who thinks they should have held on to the bench mob to be a close but no cigar team over the next couple years is short-sighted and just plan basketball dumb.
Posted Thursday June 21, 2012, About: Rose takes rehab to Alabama
He's got a hurt hand, dude...doesn't mean his whole body is on the decline. Not seeing the evidence for that. Although with all the minutes he's played, it would not surprise me to see him decline/breakdown within the next couple seasons.
Posted Tuesday June 19, 2012, About: Kidd's wish list includes Deron Williams
Yes, they would have lost the series, who care how many games it takes.
Posted Tuesday June 19, 2012, About: Kidd's wish list includes Deron Williams
Yes
Posted Monday June 18, 2012, About: Deng on the block
I'm just realizing that half my ideas have already been posted by others...that's why I get for not reading through everything. Good to know though that a lot of us smart people are on the same page.
Posted Monday June 18, 2012, About: Deng on the block
Kind of disagree...love Deng and he's a good player, but not a perennial all-star. We're only rushing him out because of how the team is currently constructed - not because we don't appreciate his game. Deng just can't get his own shot and carry the team offensively when Rose is triple teamed at the end of close games. Give me one more player on the roster that can create his own shot and then , obviously, Deng is a great piece to have around. Problem is you either have to draft of trade for that shot-creater...unfortunately most teams will want Deng in return.
Posted Monday June 18, 2012, About: Deng on the block
So we're going to trade Luol Deng and draft......Luol Deng? Harrison Barnes can score a bit, but doesn't handle the ball well and isn't great at getting his own shot. If Luol did not move without the ball so well, he would never score anywhere near as much as he does. If Bulls trade Deng to move up, I would prefer they draft someone with the ability to create his own shot so defenses have to worry about stopping more than just Rose...
Posted Monday June 18, 2012, About: Deng on the block
Shhhhhhhhh...other GM's might be reading!
Posted Monday June 18, 2012, About: Deng on the block
Boozer does not have a no trade clause. As El de ah Rose said, no one wants him. He's over paid for the production he provides. What you might be thinking of is the Bulls using the amnesty clause to free up money for free agent signings...
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