Cohen’s Analysis: While the main frustration focuses on Derrick Rose’s health these days, there still must be some head-scratching and serious regret in Chicago about its decision to trade Aldridge’s draft rights to Portland for Tyrus Thomas in 2006.

The Bulls had initially acquired that lottery pick from the Knicks as part of the notorious Eddy Curry trade. And that deal seemed sparkling in Chicago considering it landed two eventual high draft picks (one of them was Joakim Noah in 2007).

But the Bulls’ projection was wrong. They figured Thomas had more potential than Aldridge in the long run. Chicago would sure love to have a mulligan on that judgment.




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