This is a serious question that needs a serious answer because, apparently, both Larry Hughes and the Bulls want to see his ass shipped out of town very soon.
You might recall the Bulls acquired Hughes in a deal that basically sent Ben Wallace to the Cavs. Thus adding another guard to a team that’s already loaded with guards. Yeah, it pretty much made no sense at the time.
And then Hughes started publicly complaining about lack of playing time. One can understand. He’s used to starting and he got put in a situation where he’s not because the team has too many guards. Sounds like the general manager’s fault to me.
So, with the trade deadline coming up on Feb. 19, John Paxson has to find a deal worth making while not taking on any extra years or salary since Hughes’ contract runs up at the end of the 2009-10 season. Sounds tricky.
With his days as a Bull in all likelihood winding to a close, Hughes was asked if he’s enjoyed his time in Chicago:
“It’s still up in the air,” he said. “I’d like to contribute and play more and win more games. That said, we have to see what happens and we all have to be prepared for it.”
Yeah, time for him to go.