It's good to be back. A new computer and updated Windows version later, and it's time to talk Bulls again. Since the off season acquisitions of nearly the entire Utah Jazz roster ( F Carlos Boozer, G Ronnie Brewer, G/F Kyle Korver & veteran G Keith Bogans), the Bulls have kept pretty quiet.
The biggest news for the franchise since mid-June has been Scottie Pippen's induction to the Hall of Fame. And rightly so, MJ presented him the award (Pippen's choice of course). After all, he owes "his airness" his entire career, but we'll save that debate for another time.
But as far as current events go, Reinsdorf and Paxon have been pretty silent over the past month and a half. There really isn't much work for the men upstairs as the Bulls roster looks ready and prepared for pre season conditioning and work outs. The only question remaining is who new head coach Tom Thibodeau will go with alongside Derrick Rose in the Bulls back court come season tip off. The likely candidate is Ronnie Brewer who brings and all around efficient style of basketball and is great on ball defender. But the Bulls still need another scorer alongside Rose who has been leading the USA so far in the FIBA World Championships. Contract negotiations with Tracy Mcrady nullified after the veteran didn't raise any eye brows in his work out in front of team officials in early August. Although many experts have predicted the Bulls to finish top 3 in the Eastern Conference this season, they're going to need another guy who wants and can handle the ball in the fourth quarter if they want to compete with the likes of Miami and Boston. No offense to Jannero Pargo, but his return to Chi-town will be short lived and unappreciated. Fans always booed the guard who put up shot after shot and shot 29% during his 3-year stint with the team.
Bulls blogger Sam Smith will release an interview tomorrow with coach Thibodeau on his thoughts regarding his expectations and predictions. Stay tuned.