Admitting you have a problem is the first step and I will be the first to admit that the Bulls have a problem. Actually they have a few problems.
Lets start with the low post.
We have three copies of the same player.
Sure they are all tenacious, rebound well and make all those hustle plays that change the complexion of the game, but not one of them can catch the ball with their back to the basket and go to work.
The eastern conference is still not very good and the Bulls are arguably the best team but can they get to the finals without inside scoring?
Many people believe that final piece is superstar Kobe Bryant.
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see Kobe in the old red and black but not if it means gutting the young core that has gotten the Bulls this far.
The Bulls have made strides every year. But gutting the team in favor of one superstar is not the answer.
I know MJ didn’t have a great supporting cast and definitely no low post scorer. But here is a news flash for you: Kobe is no Jordan.
He is a fantastic scorer and 81 points is unprecedented, but he had no supporting cast with the Lakers and look what happened. So whats to say it would be any different in Chicago.
After falling just short of the Eastern Conference Finals last season, the Bulls have everything they need to succeed this season.
From scorers is Deng and Gordon to a floor leader in Captain Kirk, the Bulls have what it takes to go far. And with the experience they have gained in the last two years, they have to be one of the favorites.
Kobe just doesn’t fit into our plans and I hope Paxson can see that and doesn’t dismantle the team he has worked so hard to create.