There has been recent discussion on which road to take for the Bulls, a high seed in the playoffs which will ultimatley place us against the likes of Cleveland, Boston and Orlando or throw in the towel and hope for another miniscual chance at getting a high pick in the 2009 draft.
I believe that this choice is simple, lets fight in the playoffs. When I read blogs and threads attcking this issue, most people tend to agree that playoffs experience is like no other, and with upcoming players such as Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, the experience would be essential in the growth of their skill. However, most people argue that although the experience is much needed for these young players, when facing such top seeded teams as mentioned before, the experience may possibly be short lived. While no one expects the Bulls to make it past the first round, I believe that making it to the playoffs is more important than just gaining the valuable experience.
We are close to one of the largest markets ever in terms of skill and availibility in 2010. As we all know, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are a couple of the superstars that have the ability to go anywhere. This is why I think its important for the Bulls to "show their stuff" in this years playoffs. The free agency of 2010 is deep and all those players will be searching for a championship calliber team. If the Bulls were to make the playoffs and put up a "good fight" towards the tops seeds, I think that would be essential for a chance to nab a player in 2010. Now I say screw the draft, we have been living off of it for too long. Let's test our ability, gain some experience and create a good name for this Chicago Bulls team as a championship calliber team in the not so distant future!