Originally Posted by Rose
In response to both of Millenium X's posts...Rose can't opt out of his rookie contract it's team option so we have him till 2012-2013 whether or not he likes it or we do. And I dont think Michael Beasley kills any offer we have. He still doesn't play defense which is growing more and more important in your stars, it's why denver turned around. They swapped out a pretty much only scoring point for a defensive minded point and it changed the entire team dynamic, even made Melo grow up! Does Beasley weaken our offers? god yes. BUT we have some things Miami sorely lacks. MORE potential to trade off (assuming Tyrus keeps progressing I have no doubt teams will want him more as well). But we have a back up point guard signed to a very reasonable contract for a starting one and he'd start on 20 or so teams in the league. and lastly we have way more expiring contracts. They just have Jermaine's super expiring one. We have Brad's pretty hefty one, along with Tim and Jerome James' medium range expirerers. Plus Brad can contribute to any team that trades for him. Miami doesnt have that, considering no one will trade Miami for Jermaine.
Yeah my bad about the opting out part. I meant that he may not be happy in Chicago if the Bulls don't surround him with the right players. I only see this being a problem if they put all their eggs in the "2010 plan" basket and come up empty. This will result in ANOTHER rebuilding season which we don't need at all.
Remember it happened back in 2000 with Duncan and McGrady. Bulls tried making a splash and they ended up with nothing. It took another 5 years for them to even be respectable again.
But outside of Rose, I see nothing we have that trumps a Miami offer including Beasley. Come on, Tyrus is an ok player but he's certainly no Beasley. Yeah he doesn't play defense, but that can all change with work. What he does have though is a unique skillset for his size and some really nice touch. He can be an absolute BEAST offensively, Tyrus is just not on the same level.
Basically Miami can offer one future superstar while we can only offer ok players.
And of course we'd be dumb to include Rose so I don't see it happening.