The Chicago Bulls management have made some questionable decisions over the last decade or so. The questionable decisions have included about players they choose in the draft and trading away some valuable assets to get pretty much nothing in return.
Bulls GM Gar Forman and VP John Paxson have lost support from the fan base. Bulls fans have been wanting both of them fired for years because of what they have done with the organization. Bulls haven’t been that good the last couple of years and the fans expect more. Let’s look at some of the worst trades that the Bulls have made.
Jamal Crawford has always been a very solid player. He is a versatile offensive player and is known to be the ultimate 6th man of the year as he has been named 6th man of the year three times in his career.
The Bulls never trusted Jamal Crawford and they didn’t keep him around for the start of the 2004 season. Bulls traded Crawford and Jerome Williams to the Knicks for Dikembe Mutombo, Otherlla Harrington, Frank Williams and Cezary Trybanski. This was a horrible traded. Great job Chicago Bulls front office.
The Bulls shocked basically everyone with this next trade. Bulls traded Ron Artest who was one of the best defenders in the NBA, as well as Brad Miller to the Pacers before the trading deadline for a future 2nd round pick, Jalen Rose, Travis Best, and Norm Richardson. Of course as they Bulls traded Ron Artest, He became an All-Star and a defensive player of the year. Great Job Chicago Bulls front office.
Now this trade was really a killer. The Bulls drafted LaMarcus Aldridge with the 2nd overall pick, but wait right after they drafted him they traded him to the Blazers for Tyrus Thomas. Thomas retired after 8 years in the league averaging just 7.7 points and 4.8 boards. Aldridge has made 5 All-Star appearances. Just imagine if the Bulls didn’t make that trade, they would’ve had Aldridge, Noah, and Rose all on the same team. Great job Chicago Bulls front office.
The Bulls last couple of picks have all basically been misses. In 2012 the Bulls drafted Marquis Teague in the first round. Teague where are you? No one knows where Teague is because he is not even in the NBA anymore. In 2013 The Bulls drafted Tony Snell in the first round, and they drafted Erik Murphy is the second round. Wow Gar and Pax those are some great picks. In 2014 the Bulls gave up a total of five picks for Doug McDermott, and in the second round they drafted Cameron Bairstow. Wow another all-star picks by the Bulls amazing front office. In 2015 the Bulls drafted Bobby Portis in the first round. That pick looks decent but Portis has had more bad games than good games for the Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls once again are reportedly considering trading Jimmy Butler. Jimmy is signed through 2019-20 with player option on final. This season Jimmy has played in 76 games (75 starts) and averaged 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.88 steals. Please don’t trade Jimmy Butler. Jimmy Butler is one of the best two way players in the NBA. If the Bulls trade Butler it would be one of the biggest mistakes in franchise history.