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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:14 pm

No doubt. :cool:

Nice to see them put a mark in the W column at last.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby mp3 on Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:46 pm

There not as bad as there early results have shown, I know alot of people have targeted them on social media and YouTube but when Thad Young comes back I think that will balance the squad.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:36 pm

Patience is definitely needed. It's just a case of frustration building up over failed rebuilding efforts and questionable moves.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Jeffx on Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:32 pm

Looking at the eastern conference standings, teams are bunched up between spots 6 thru 11. Bulls 11-15 after tonight's win over the Pacers. They're in the hunt.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:02 pm

They're fortunate that the East is looking pretty evenly weak this year, but I'll take it! At this point, I'd rather they start showing progress and being competitive rather than languishing in the lottery year after year. You want to build that proverbial winning culture and have the players who are most likely to stick around to taste some postseason action. Tanking hardly guarantees top picks and future stars, and they've got a bit of talent already, so it's nice to see them showing signs of improvement.

Patrick Williams is looking very promising. A long way to go yet, but he's shaping up to be a shrewd pick. I'm prepared to eat my words and admit I was wrong to doubt the pick by the end of the season; I'm already feeling that way now, in fact. Unfortunately, under GarPax, a move such as using a top five pick on someone who wasn't even starting in college would've been a bewildering one that yielded a bust. Looking back, you have to wonder if they really bothered to scout anyone in-depth, if at all after around 2011.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Jeffx on Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:08 am

Andrew wrote:They're fortunate that the East is looking pretty evenly weak this year, but I'll take it! At this point, I'd rather they start showing progress and being competitive rather than languishing in the lottery year after year. You want to build that proverbial winning culture and have the players who are most likely to stick around to taste some postseason action. Tanking hardly guarantees top picks and future stars, and they've got a bit of talent already, so it's nice to see them showing signs of improvement.


Exactly Andrew. Same with the Knicks. It's the only way both teams will attract top FAs, by showing them the culture has changed and they're heading in the right direction.

Plus, I've always felt the Bulls underachieved (with their talent they've had) in recent years.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:05 pm

That too. You've got to show that promise, improve your reputation, clean up that toxic culture. It seems like they're taking some steps in the right direction now that they've cleaned house in the front office and brought in some people with savvy. Better late than never.

It's fair to say they've underachieved, I'd agree with that. They could've been in the hunt for the eighth seed at least once within the past few years, yet they weren't even close. It's what happens when you stick with a poor coach and fail to improve the team with clever moves.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Moz on Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:54 pm

AK is the man! Obviously getting Vooch is the headline but acquiring Aminu and Theis are underrated pickups to fortify the second unit. A lot of people are bitching about the 2 first rounders they gave away not realizing that those will probably end up outside the lottery since the Bulls will probably be playoff bound...
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby bestevr4 on Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:01 am

Moz wrote:AK is the man! Obviously getting Vooch is the headline but acquiring Aminu and Theis are underrated pickups to fortify the second unit. A lot of people are bitching about the 2 first rounders they gave away not realizing that those will probably end up outside the lottery since the Bulls will probably be playoff bound...

I never understand the huge value behind frp for good teams. I get the nets situation where they traded their entire future for picks way down the line but the Bulls should be a playoff team for years to come and ideally a free agent hotspot
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:03 am

Love the trades. I understand people feeling iffy about giving away the picks, especially two first rounders, as it's an added gamble. It's worth the risk, though. As you said, if they're in the Playoffs, those picks suddenly become a lot more expendable. It also facilitated trading a bust and an overpaid role player for an All-Star big.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Moz on Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:12 am

And it's not done yet. I believe they won't retain Markkanen and will just re-sign him to be dealt to a sign and trade. I don't know why a lot of Bulls fans are having a hardon on acquiring Lonzo Ball. I reckon Lavine will still be the main ballhandler/playmaker so he won't move the needle that much... I'll rather get a cheaper option and spend the capspace they will have this off-season on improving the bench.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Jeffx on Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:26 pm

For the Bulls to just be 19-25 in a weak eastern conference is unacceptable.....what's the biggest problem?
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:14 pm

Playmaking and leadership; basically the lack of a floor general, I'd say. As a result, there's been some poor decision making in crunch time, winnable games that have slipped through their fingers. I think they know it too, considering they were reportedly targeting (but obviously failed to get) a new point guard at the deadline.
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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Jeffx on Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:51 pm

Andrew wrote:Playmaking and leadership; basically the lack of a floor general, I'd say. As a result, there's been some poor decision making in crunch time, winnable games that have slipped through their fingers. I think they know it too, considering they were reportedly targeting (but obviously failed to get) a new point guard at the deadline.


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Re: Chicago Bulls Thread

Postby Andrew on Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:40 pm

Seems to be on the money there. LaVine and Vucevic are promising as a duo, but they can't do it all alone.
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