You're right. It's a lot of salary. However, it's not my money and it's only an issue if it keeps them from doing something more productive with the money. I believe that Cho is following the OKC model to the T. I just think that the only free agent acquisitions we're going to see over the next few years will be contracts like Ramon Sessions; they are going to get all their significant, long-term contributors through the draft or a real quality-for-quality trade (like Green for Perkins). If that's the case, the Boozer money shouldn't really affect the progress of the franchise.
I don't expect it to happen because I understand that Jordan is not in the same position as Mark Cuban. But given Cho's blueprint, it would be worth a lot to get that pick back.
All I keep hearing is Cho is following the OKC model. That model only works if you can draft a Durant and a Westbrook. I don't see many KD's playing in the NCAA.
Did you see Damian Lillard becoming an instant star? James Harden one of the best SG in the NBA? It's hard to tell in college how someones game will translate, also look out for Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins next year... Wiggins especially is going to be a mega talent from all accounts
Simply put for me to take Boozer, Chicago would have to take both Gordon AND Thomas. They would have to find a way to make it work because Boozer's contract is a mess.