Chicago Bulls: Andrea Bargnani

Is Bargnani worth long-term inflexibility?

February, 7, 2013
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
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Andrea Bargnani AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan DenetteAndrea Bargnani is shooting just 40 percent from the field this season.
DENVER -- Is Andrea Bargnani enough to help put the Chicago Bulls over the top and knock off the Miami Heat over the next couple of seasons?

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Would you trade Carlos Boozer as part of a deal for Andrea Bargnani?

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That's the question Bulls executive vice president John Paxson and general manager Gar Forman have to be bouncing around right now after Marc Stein reported Thursday that the Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged exploratory trade discussions about a deal that would send Carlos Boozer to Toronto and Bargnani to Chicago.

In the short term, the deal would take the Bulls out of the luxury tax -- which they are on track to pay this season for the first time under owner Jerry Reinsdorf. There have to be other smaller pieces included in the proposed swap, but the move would save the Bulls millions and give them a little wiggle room under the hard cap that they are operating under for the rest of the season.

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Sources: Boozer-Bargnani deal explored

February, 7, 2013
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Stein By Marc Stein
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The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors have engaged in exploratory trade discussions on a deal that would swap the Bulls' Carlos Boozer for the Raptors' Andrea Bargnani, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

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