Who Came Out On Top Of Andrew Bynum - Luol Deng Trade?

By Mark Wilson

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls just threw their ping pong balls into the NBA Lottery mix with the trade of Luol Deng for Andrew Bynum.

Bynum was once considered the second best center in the NBA while winning titles with the Los Angeles Lakers, but now he is flirting with Bill Walton status. He robbed the Philadelphia 76ers last season and tried to do the same with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Dan Gilbert wasn’t having it.

The Bulls sent one of the best small forwards in the NBA to the airport with a hard slap to the face and a thank you note for services rendered. The NBA is a business, and this crap of a trade proves it. The Bulls will come out winners of this in the future, but for the present this was not a good move.

With the loss of Derrick Rose the Bulls have tried to stay afloat in the weak east, but maybe they just decided to give up or they really think Jimmy Butler is on the verge of becoming the next Scottie Pippen. The three draft picks they received are great if the draft was tomorrow, but they still have half a season to play without their best play-maker and wing defender.

The Cavs made out pretty good for this season as they let go of some dead weight and received a great wing player to go with Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. After the season is another story, however, as they lost draft picks so they better hope Deng has a chip on his shoulder and Irving can stay healthy.

This is about to be a rude awakening for Bynum as he just got traded and more than likely will be released all within a couple of hours. Maybe this will wake the sleeping giant up and he will get his career and mind on track — or maybe he will fade into the background never to be heard from again.

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