Friday, September 02, 2005

Chandler's Back

Tyson Chandler is back in the fold, baby. Awesome. Not many play with the heart and soul of Chandler. Not many can get an arena rocking like Chandler. And not many can rebound like he can. Nice resume. Pay the man.

John Paxson continues to take care of business. The Eddie Curry saga remains to be handled, but I get the feeling Pax will take care of that as well. In the meantime, I'm guessing few people winced as much as Curry when hearing of the sudden death of the 49ers Thomas Herrion.

Thing is, it should be remembered that Curry, even before his heart/insurance issues, was already a cat who was probably best suited for a short, incentive-laden, prove-it-to-me contract anyway. For three years he was most renowned for being overweight and goofing off with Jamal Crawford. He also was nonexistent in many fourth quarters last season, relegated to the bench.

So if a short deal is what he has to do anyway to earn health insurance, it's almost a win-win situation for both sides: Curry gets a fair chance to earn the trust of the dirty insurance agents, while the Bulls get to avoid a longterm deal with a guy who only showed up in shape and ready to play in a contract year.

Works for me. And I still say Curry can score 20 a night.

The acquisitions of Darius Songolia and Malik Allen weren't bad moves by Pax, either.

Oh, and Luol Deng grew an inch this offseason. Did I mention that before? A frontline of Chandler-Curry-Deng in it's prime looks real nice.

That said, I'm disppointed Michael Finley didn't sign with the Bulls. It would have been a nice story had Finley came home and played for his hometown team. And his game would have been a nice addition as well.

And it's not as if the Spurs need to get any better. I'm thinking Finley was wooed by the scent of Eva.


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