WindyCityBorn wrote:ZOMG wrote:WindyCityBorn wrote:
No first round picks. Otherwise he would be gone. Pelicans wanted Lauri and a 1st for Ball.
We have absolutely zero facts. Just Twitter rumors. It's funny to me what when it comes to Lauri, everyone's pretending to know what really happened... while at the same time, NOBODY saw the Vuc trade coming. Nobody.
We don't know what was offered for him, how serious the offers were or what AK's plan for him was/is. We do not know.
Anyway, it's been explained a million times why the trade market was never going to be hot for Lauri. I get that there's an agenda to make the situation look like the trade offers paint a picture of his worth around the league... but the true picture will emerge in the offseason. This is basically how it goes with non-stars who are going to be RFA's soon.
Lauri actually went into the post yesterday and took advantage of mismatches. Just imagine if he had put any effort into developing that ability over the last 4 years. If he really leans into that could really help his trajectory regardless of where he is next season.
I am crediting Billy D for that. One thing he has done is to instill in the young guys is that you can't control when your shots are falling, but you can still contribute with doing the other things.
So for the Lauri fans - forgetting about how we got here...Lauri wasn't traded, he isn't starting anymore. What's your goal for the Bulls' use for/of Lauri the rest of the season? And how does that play forward into the offseason?