Should the Chicago Bulls Have Kept Omer Asik and Not Taj Gibson?
The Chicago Bulls are given a free pass by local media. Owner Jerry Reinsdorf has a strong influence over how the Bulls are covered (he also owns the Chicago White Sox; and both teams are separately on both Chicago sports radio stations), so his teams regularly get a free pass. In another instance of this hypocrisy, the Bulls have been given a free pass for letting Omer Asik go to the Houston Rockets while keeping under-productive Taj Gibson.
I know what many of you are thinking, Gibson is a power forward and Asik is a center. But it’s much more difficult to find a productive center than it is finding a mediocre power forward. If you want to look at it from a numbers standpoint, Gibson is averaging 7.6 point per game and 5.4 rebounds per game while Asik is averaging 10.4 points per game and 11.5 rebounds per contest. The numbers don’t lie kids, and Gibson’s numbers are bad. Asik’s numbers are good.
When the Rockets offered Asik three-year $25.1 million dollar deal, the pro-Reinsdorf media went into full protect-the-Bulls mode calling this a ridiculous contract. On the other hand, this blogger called losing Asik a terribly stupid move to which I was subjected to numerous Tweets about my ignorance when it came to basketball (@chicagobearjew). The difference between the sheep-like Chicago fans and me is I actually don’t let the media do my thinking. Gibson has hit his ceiling; Asik is still developing and quite well might I add. Oh, and by the way, the Bulls gave Gibson a four-year $38 million dollar deal. How’s that working out for ‘em?
When people ask if the Bulls can ever win a title with Derrick Rose, the answer automatically becomes; not until the Bulls improve his supporting cast. This is another example of how backwards and wrong the Bulls front office is when it comes to building a winning team. But don’t you worry, the local media will kiss the rear ends of the Bulls.
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