Dez wrote: dalton749 wrote:
Porter and Felicio are expiring contracts.
Carter and White are 21 and 20 with good potential.
This trade puts Chicago firmly on that crappy treadmill with absolutely no way to improve, it's just bad for Chicago all round.
The bulls aren’t attracting free agents in 2021 as they are constructed right now. Those guys are just bad money that will turn into nothing of relevance unless they trade them this year for a star on a bad contact.
Carter and white have meh potential, they aren’t going to make or break the bulls future. That said, it’s is possible to keep one of them out of the deal then do it.
Every team that isn’t a true contender is “on the treadmill” until they aren’t. It’s much easier to go from a jog to a run than it is from a crawl. If the bulls don’t make a move, they’ll just add another meh prospect at 4 and be in the same situation next draft selling hope.
By doing this they would have plenty of room to improve. They haven’t mortgaged their future in any meaningful way and lavine and markkanen could actually become something good playing alongside some legit talent.
They'll expire and give Chicago cap space which is better used than giving up very good assets for a washed up albatross contract in Westbrook.
Given that you think that trade is a good one I'm quite happy to disagree on your assessments because they aren't accurate in any way, shape or form.
The cap space will just go towards signing role players for more than they are worth.
Westbrook is definitely overpaid but let’s not act like he is washed because of the abnormal bubble situation which he came into to dealing with injury and COVID. Before the season ended he was having a great year after finally playing with good spacing which the lineup I proposed offers.
I’d value the trade as 2 additional years of overpaying since porter and felicio are being offloaded + 4 in a bad draft for a top 20 player in Westbrook. Considering that pick will make like 8 mil per year to likely not be very good I’d say that is buying pretty low.
white and carter jr for a legit 3/D wing which is a very hard position to fill is a fine deal as well. White was a two week hot shooting stretch away from having a horrific rookie year and carter is as boring of a prospect as it comes. For a good team you just sign a similar level big man for the mle and call it a day, not build around him.
I think you may be overvaluing your assets