Fastbrk4brkfast wrote:ChettheJet wrote:So I'm a bit confused.
Valentine takes the qualifying offer he figures to be there to fill in at the SF SG.
They sign Temple for a year and he figures to be a capable reserve SG behind Lavine and White
So that puts Valentine primarily at the SF,
Does that mean Hutchison is on his way out the door because they have Porter to start, they just drafted Williams and there's Valentine with no need at SG
Or is there a trade for Porter on the horizon so they need 3 guys at the SF?
Or is there a trade for Young coming and Porter takes the minutes behind Markkanen at the PF leaving minutes for 3 SFs off the bench?
A trade moving Young and Sato would be ideal.
It makes total sense to me to keep Valentine. Three things could happen with Otto: 1. He could get hurt. 2. He could get traded at the deadline or before. 3. He could have a terrific season and the Bulls elect to resign him. Of course, #3 is the least likely. If 1 or 2 happen, we will need Valentine. Plus Val is versatile enough to play SG or even PG is limited minutes. As for Hutch or Sato's future? Anything can happen. I wouldn't expect AK to have his mind made up yet, nor are all the possibilities (like trades) apparent before the season starts. Signing Val to a reasonable contract gives maximum flexibility. I think it's a good move.