gobullschi wrote:HomoSapien wrote:gobullschi wrote:
I agree that Thad should get moved, but I’m leaning towards moving him at the deadline. Since the season is starting so quickly, I don’t think it’s realistic to expect a 19 year old to be ready for the type of minutes Thad will get early on.
Hopefully Thad performs well enough for the Bulls to get some draft capital in 2021.
Usually, I'm with you about making rookies earn it, but in this case I want to see at least 20 minutes right off the bat. Williams is a high draft pick and he's already lost tons of valuable development time due to Covid. If we're going to be a playoff team it's going to be because of Zach, Lauri, and White and not Young anyway.
I see where your coming from. I want another first in the 2021 draft, which is why I was leaning towards giving Thad more minutes early only to boost his trade value.
Good points guys. I'd lean toward keeping Thad. He's such a known commodity, whether we play him or not, his trade value isn't going to change. That said, I like to have a middling talent to serve as a hurdle for the rookie to overcome, especially given the fact that Otto, Hutch and Lauri are all injury prone and it really hurt not having enough viable forwards on the roster last year. If Thad's minutes fall off, tell him we'll move him at the deadline or next offseason. That said, if we can find a vet min guy who would complain less about being benched, I'd be fine with that as well.