Elton Brand would have been perfect with the bulls.
Tough one......do you keep the player and suffer through mediocrity or get better in the future without him. With Brand the Bulls were just above garbage but not quite the playoff team we see now.
I can understand the trade reasoning though.
I will expand on my topic......
Name a player on your team who clearly was helping your team win and your team actually went backwards partly because of the deal, Thus making you resent the trade or in essence a player who should not have been traded.
The spurs have never traded away a good player that i can recall, but they have let players walk for nothing: Stephen Jackson, Raja Bell (tried out for the team but didnt make it), Derrick Anderson, Speedy Claxton etc.
I never liked the trade of Barkley to the Rockets. Barkley was a star, and they really didn't give up any star players, but Cassell could have been their point for many years, Horry was a decent forward, and Bryant and Brown were solid backup big men. On paper this doesn't look too bad, but I think it screwed up the team chemistry and after Barkely left, the Rockets could have used the guys they gave up.
Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the first round (seventh overall) of NBA Draft 2004 … traded by the Suns to Chicago for a future conditional first-round draft pick, the draft rights to Jackson Vroman (31st overall pick) and cash (06/24/04).