A Eulogy For Carlos Boozer

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I come here tonight to say goodbye. The Bulls announced Tuesday night that they would be using the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer, just like we all figured they would. For some the news was a moment of celebration.

I am not shedding tears over it, either, but you know what? While saying goodbye to Boozer is absolutely the right move for the Bulls, I want to make one thing clear.

Carlos Boozer didn’t suck.

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The Mailbag: A Whole Bunch Of Bulls And White Sox Questions

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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Pau Gasol Inches Ever Closer To Becoming A Bull

It’s looking more and more likely that Pau Gasol will soon be a member of the Chicago Bulls. I’m still trying to figure out whether this means the Bulls know what Carmelo Anthony plans to do, or if they’re just doing this anyway.

It also remains to be seen how Gasol will be joining the Bulls. If it’s a sign-and-trade there were reports Friday night that the Lakers weren’t interested in Carlos Boozer, so it’s possible that Mike Dunleavy is on his way to Los Angeles. If that’s the case, a sign-and-trade for Carmelo seems a lot less likely.

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POTD: I Don’t Think This Is Going To Work Out

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Went on a rant about this on Twitter last night, but KC Johnson is reporting the Bulls are considering doing a sign-and-trade that would send Carlos Boozer to Los Angeles for Pau Gasol. As I asked during last weekend’s mailbag, why? What’s the point?

Pau Gasol doesn’t fill a need other than the “hey we’ve thought about getting this guy for a few years now and this is our chance!” need. And that’s not really a need, Ahab.

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The Mailbag: So How About That Cubs Trade?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.

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Trying To Make Sense Of The McDermott Trade

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Shortly after I published the Mailbag on Saturday I received another question from a reader, and rather than wait until next week’s AskTCH, I decided to just answer it in its own post today. The question was from reader Casey Boguslaw, and it was about the Bulls decision to trade both their first round draft picks this year, and a second-rounder next year for Doug McDermott and Anthony Randolph.

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What Does The Arron Afflalo Trade Rumor Mean?

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Are the Bulls putting a backup plan in place, or do they have something larger planned?

That’s the question I had to ask myself when I saw the latest report from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski about the Bulls pursuing a trade for Orlando’s Arron Afflalo. For months we’ve heard all about the Bulls and their interest in guys like Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love, but as any Bulls fan knows when it comes to bringing a top player to Chicago, backup plans are a must. So is that what Afflalo is? Here’s what Wojnarowski wrote.

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Report: Bulls A Favorite To Land Carmelo Anthony

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There aren’t many reporters more in tune with the inner-workings of the NBA than Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and that could be either very good or very bad news for you, Bulls fan, depending on your perspective or preference.

The word right now is that Carmelo Anthony is leaning toward opting out of his deal with the Knicks and leaving New York. According to Woj, Chicago is one of the two favorites to land him.

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Report: The Bulls Have Already Made An Offer For Kevin Love

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If you were wondering if the Bulls would have serious interest in trading for Kevin Love this summer, it seems we already have an answer. According to Jackie McMullan of ESPN Boston, the Bulls are not only interested in going after Love, but they’ve made an offer.

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The Mailbag: Happy Memorial Day

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.

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