Central Notes: Bulls, Gasol, Cavs, Jones

December 5 2012 at 12:52pm CDT By Zach Links

It wasn’t pretty, but the Pacers topped the Bulls last night 80-76 to get back to the .500 mark.  The Bulls kept David West in check but Paul George more than picked up the slack with 34 points, 9 rebounds, three steals, two assists, and two blocks.  Here’s more out of the Central..

  • In an interview on 95.7 The Game, Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com explained how the Bulls have the goods to land Pau Gasol if they want to.  Sheridan suggests a three-way deal in which the Hornets send Ryan Anderson to the Lakers, and the Bulls send Taj Gibson, a future No. 1 draft pick owed to them by the Bobcats, plus a little more to New Orleans. That little more could include the rights to Real Madrid forward Nikola Mirotic.
  • Despite the optimism surrounding recent D-League callup Kevin Jones, Sam Amico of FOXSportsOhio.com doesn’t see him making a major impact with the Cavaliers this season.  In five D-League games, averaged 23.6 PPG and 12.6 RPG in 41 minutes per game.  The forward out of West Virginia was projected to be an early- to-mid second-round pick in the 2012 draft but plummeted after an injury forced him to miss workouts.  
  • The Cavs are hurting without Kyrie Irving in the lineup, but veteran wing C.J. Miles notes that the situation is giving bench players a chance to prove their worth in the league, writes Lang Greene of HoopsWorldJeremy Pargo and Donald Sloan have seen more minutes in Irving’s absence but the Cavs are struggling at 4-14.

5 thoughts on “Central Notes: Bulls, Gasol, Cavs, Jones

  1. Id like to hear sheridans reason why the bulls would trade taj, the bobcats pick, and mirotic for gasol. Thats 3 young up and coming players for an old declining gasol. plus since sheridan didnt mention anything about moving boozer that gives you 3 starting bigs for 2 spots. i could of made a better proposal and i dont get paid to write articles

  2. If the Bulls make that move, or a similar move, I’m done with them until GarPax is gone. That would be beyond terrible.

    Lakers: “Hey, we’ve got a 32 year-old PF we’ve been trying to trade for two years who has no knees. What can we get for him?”

    Bulls: “hmm…top 5 pick, top 5 player in Europe, top 5 6th man?”

    Pelicans: “LOL do it!”

    Lakers: “oh sh*t they’re serious? wow. lol!”

    Bulls:
    “We’re excited to pair up Gasol with Boozer, so we have two PFs who
    can’t dunk and don’t play defense, and who cost about $40M/year
    combined.”

    Bulls fans: “wtf”

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