July 20, 2003

Scottie returns to the Bulls:

Scottie Pippen has come to his senses and returns home to Chicago. According to ESPN, Pippen received a 2 year, $10 million deal. Even though Jordan won't be there, Pippen should be able to step up and lead the struggling, young Bulls. With over 18000 career points, he should add a nice dimension to the Bulls rebuilding process.

posted by meanie to basketball at 08:38 AM - 9 comments

Sure, not a bad move. Is he worth that much though? Isn't he overrated? I don't even know what he has to offer any more but getting away from the Jailblazers and finishing his career in a homey spot is probably a good move for him. Can anyone help Chicago contend for a playoff spot though? (the meanie bio currently accounts for 4 links and 3 comments which is a 1.33 links to comment ratio - one of the highest I've ever seen. c'mon, let's hear ya)

posted by gspm at 01:05 PM on July 20, 2003

If anything, it will give the fans something to come out and see now that Jay Williams might be gone.

posted by therev at 01:46 PM on July 20, 2003

Is this a good move for the Bulls? I thought it for about 1.8 seconds.

posted by Bag Man at 02:20 PM on July 20, 2003

It's worth a few wins a season. In the East a few more wins per season gets you into the playoffs. But Chicago needs a lot more than a washed-up Pippen before they really make any noise.

posted by vito90 at 07:52 AM on July 21, 2003

Presumably he won't dog it, and play in a snit now that he's washed up. I can't imagine why anybody in Chicago would be glasd to see him back.

posted by outside counsel at 10:21 AM on July 21, 2003

Maybe if Jordan came out of requirement, and rejoined the Bulls, and they got Rodman back, too, we'd have a championship Bulls team! They could lure Jackson back from the Lakers! Yeah!

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:56 AM on July 21, 2003

Did I say requirement? Retirement! Retirement! Sheesh, this work thing is getting to me ...

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:35 PM on July 21, 2003

Am i the only one who thinks the Bulls will be better anyway? J-Will's accident clears up the log-jam at PG and lets Crawford start; Pippen's arrival lets Jalen play SG, giving them a huge backcourt (6'6'' and 6'8'') that can shoot and pass, Pippen and Marshall are solid at 3, and Chandler and Curry were putting up very impressive numbers last season that indicate that they might be ready to make the leap to elite status this year (their third as pros). Given the dearth of front-line size in the East, the Bulls seem as likely as any to improve. The Wizards and Bucks are much worse, so there should be room...unless LeBron REALLY helps the Cavs..

posted by Cormac at 10:33 PM on July 21, 2003

How the Wizards do could depend on how they fare in the Gilbert Arenas Sweepstakes.

posted by billsaysthis at 10:51 PM on July 21, 2003

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