"The deal between the Pacers and Bulls is official. Rose, along with Travis Best and Norm Richardson, goes to the Bulls, in exchange for Ron Artest, Ron Mercer, Brad Miller, and Kevin Ollie." -rotowire
Interesting to say the least. Personally, I think this helps the Pacers out a lot. Here is what their starting line up will look like:
Brad Miller "the Shaq Killer" (C)
Jermaine O'neal (PF)
Ron Artest (SF)
Reggie Miller (SG)
Jamaal Tinsley (PG)
Not too shabby. The big winner in all of this is O'neal, as now he will match up against the small power forwards in the east.
Jalen Rose and to a lesser extent Travis best will also benefit from this trade. Jalen will be the #1 option with the Bulls and Best will most likely be starting point guard.
The Bulls will still suck hard, but at least they have a star now.
Do the Bulls even know what they are doing? It wouldn't surprise me if they traded the high schoolers they have before they become a Garnett, Bryant, or McGrady. I thought Artest was turning into a solid player. I don't think Rose will be much better as a Bull than Mercer was. There just isn't enough talent to help him.
Updating Ohio State's basketball record could get to be a chore. Just remember, Michigan sucks.
I think its obvious those folks in Chicago don't know what they are doing.... Just look at Elton Brand.
But to their credit, they kept Eddie Robinson, Tyson Chandler, Jamal Crawford, Eddie Curry, AJ Guyton and Marcus Fizer. I'm thinking a couple of these guys will rise to the top (Robinson, Fizer, Chandler, and maybe Crawford - if he can get healthy).
The problem the Bulls will now face is the lack of quality big men in their line up. looks to me like the only "centers" they have left are a bunch of Eastern European stiffs.
Oh, i also noticed that the Bulls still have Oakley, sad thing is, I really think he can still help the team. It'll definitely be interesting to watch and see what happens with both teams, but I now expect the Pacers to finish in the top 4 in the east.
I like rose.... and i like artest.... i bashed the bulls on another thread on here for getting rid of brand.... and now they part ways with a sold defensive player in artest... are they ever going to give a good player a chance to develop?... damn
Not even sure why this is news yet, especially since it will all be moot if he stays with the Pistons. It's not even really a hot topic here in Detroit. Regardless, the Pistons hired him to get over the hump and help get a title.