Bulls fans, we've gone through this before with Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and perhaps dozens of other big-name NBA free agents that were on Chicago's wish list only to head elsewhere.
This time, it's different.
Why? Because the Bulls actually are one of the better teams in the NBA and have players that other teams wouldn't mind having.
That makes the rumor that the Bulls are one of the favorites to land Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard so tantalizing. How can the Bulls get him?
So, here's a ranking of the Bulls we'd give up for Howard. Two or three of these Bulls would likely go in exchange for him.
See ya. And take your defense with you. Oh, wait …
Later, Gator. We love your toughness and your commitment to defense and rebounding, but we don't love your lack of offensive weaponry.
Last season was your coming-out party. That took a while. Catch you on the flip side.
"The Turkish Hammer" is a RedEye fave, and he's young and fairly cheap. Let's keep him.
Sorry, the modern-day John Paxson is not available. Thanks for calling, Orlando.