Alright, this post is partially in jest to all the other crazy trade rumours (I'm looking at you, Rondo/Allen trade). But the more I think about it, the more I like it.
Why Chicago does it: I firmly believe this trade makes Chicago contenders, if not favorites. This trade gives Chicago the cap room to resign Gordon, making their lineup:
No way that team doesn't contend in the East.
Why Phoenix does it: Want to blow it up? Want to rebuild? This is your wish. Rose is the next great point guard - Nash is replaced. I believe in Deng's talent, and most of the Suns fans would deal Amare for Salmons, Thomas and Thomas anyway. Deng is younger, quicker, and more talented than Salmons, it's known the Bulls want to deal him, and we still get the next PF. Lineup of the future:
Better than rebuilding with Antawn "Creaky Hips" Jamison, people.
Yes, it's a huge deal, but huge deals have been done before. I think the Bulls will be looking to capitalize on their glut of talent know that John (I'm terrified of dealing for a superstar) Paxson is gone.