MrSparkle wrote: gobullschi wrote:
Well if your UFA declares he's leaving, it's a nothing-or-something ultimatum. Plus it's Silicon Valley and not Reinsdorf. Pretty sure those guys are eager to give the core another shot at a chip, even if it costs a hundred million dollars in penalties.
They've already won a championship with less. Let's not pretend that a Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Otto Porter Jr., and a top 10 pick isn't a championship level team along with a stockpile of future draft capital. People who have 100 million dollars laying around don't get where they are making decisions like that. Especially when a pandemic is closing thousands of businesses.
The Warriors have a history of shooting high. They’re not trading a younger and healthier Wiggins for Otto who will be a resign/overpay or walk ultimatum, giving up their better pick for Chicago’s (how is Wisemen dropping to #7?). Hutchinson and Shaq are a funny consolation prize for giving up the MIN pick swap.
Again, you can do a whole lot better with Wiggins and the top-4 pick. It’s that simple.
Meanwhile, I don’t know why Chicago trades up for #1. LaMelo would not fit this roster at all. Create an even larger log-jam at guard. Effectively neuter Wendell’s and Wiggins values as non-shooters. End up with zero defensive wings whatsoever.
Just a terrible trade for both sides.
The way I see it the Bulls have 3 options.
1.) Attempt to sign a BIG free agent when OPJ's contract expires. This route is unlikely given the Bulls lack of success signing top free agents. It's also unlickly because there is no way AD leaves LA. There is also no way Giannis leaves Milwaukee to join rival Chicago who haven't been in the playoffs in years. Then who is left?
2. Move up in the draft for a top 3 pick. The Bulls were missing 3 starters for a LARGE chunk of the season. THREE STARTERS
. If there was ever a time to move up in the draft and add a top 3 draft pick, now is the time
. We won't be drafting 7 next year.
3. Your favorite route.
Trade Zach LaVine and continue to rebuild for another 10 years.
After running the proposed trade through the general trade board, it was settled that an OPJ & #7 for Wiggins & #1 was 'fair''. It gives the Bulls a young small forward, a top draft pick, and they get to keep their 2021 draft pick if things go to Hell.
Hutch and Shaq in the original proposed deal is an odd thing to fixate on.