Time to trade Curry, Chandler

Updated: December 3, 2004, 8:37 AM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
Chad Ford's Thursday chat wrap in SportsNation.

Now you know how the Bulls inherited that pungent odor over the years.

After six years of misery and the league's worst record over that time, the real question is … can the Bulls be fixed?

New GM John Paxson has taken some positive steps in that direction over the past year. But has it been enough? Tyson Chandler and Eddy Curry are still on the Bulls roster. They represent the dark days and seem to have the ability to take down anyone else that Paxson has on the roster.

As tough as it is to trade two 22-year-old 7-footers with such upside … it's probably time. You can only say, "Wait until next year" so many times.

However, how the Bulls do it is critical. Fire sales won't save the franchise. They have to get the right pieces back in return.

Insider poured over depth charts and salary-cap information and sought the advice of a few NBA general managers to give you the five things the Bulls must do to turn the franchise around.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer