dice wrote:bullsnewdynasty wrote:The plan is putting together our own big 3
we don't even have a big 1. and that's the fundamental problem with choosing this path to potential contention. we're now dependent on a genuine star wanting to come play with 1x all-star zach lavine and 2x all-star nikola vucevic. seems pretty far-fetched. but to answer the thread query, that apparently is the planAnd we still have PLENTY of assets to pull of another big deal in the offseason. Just need to be ready when the next star asks out.
no, no we don't have plenty of assets to land a star. we have a 2022 draft pick that projects to be middling and 2 young guys that will almost certainly never become all-stars in coby white and patrick williams
we now have 2 BORDERLINE all-stars (not all all-stars are created equal, obviously), one of whom has never had an impact on winning that comes anywhere close to his reputation as a player but will almost certainly be getting a max contract soon. and while i don't see it as a likely problem, there's no guarantee that lavine will even adapt well to playing with another quality option on offense
vucevic was obviously acquired in significant part to increase the chances of making the playoffs this season. even that is very unlikely. this is not a terrible trade simply because vucevic is on a very reasonable contract. but it's sure as hell nothing to get excited about. maybe if we were on the level of knicks fans...is that what we ARE now?
i would now wager that the orlando magic make a conference finals before the bulls do
LaVine is 26 years old just coming into his prime now. To say he is a boarderline fringe All Star doesn’t seem accurate. He can very easily make the next 5 All Star Teams. With Vuc yes I can agree at 30 years old he is in the boarderline All Star category but any top 5 -10 player would love to team up with both LaVine and Vuc. That’s a pretty good supporting cast for a Superstar. LaVine himself may be on his way to being a top 10 player.
And to think that Orlando makes a conference finals before the Bulls now is laughable. That team is going absolutely nowhere.