drosestruts wrote:gobullschi wrote:drosestruts wrote:
Well not just cap, in your original post you have Chicago trading Young, Sato, Aminu, and Archi, which by the way is still $7M more incoming with Wall's salary. So Wall isn't just costing us cap space, he'd also be costing us significant depth. Not only the 4 you're trading for him but probably any shot we'd have at keeping Theis, Temple or adding a decent vet.
Someone can double check my numbers but I’m seeing the Bulls would have enough cap to extend Theis to a maximum of $10M annual contract and Temple returning on a similar deal (4.5M).
Aminu and Arcidiacano do not count as depth. They have no business seeing consistent playing time. Your also ignoring the additions of Kenyon Martin Jr. and draft picks to recoup the lost depth on long term affordable contracts.
Why so willing to give Wall the benefit of the doubt after injuries but not Aminu? In theory, he could be a great 4 in our starting lineup wedged in between Wiliams and Vucevic.
Seriously? Because Wall is a 5 time all-star and Aminu has been a fringe starter/back up his entire career...
It amazes me how quickly people dismiss players and ignore the reality of the situation. Free agents aren’t flocking to the Bulls after missing the playoffs AGAIN. Lowry is going to choose to finish his career here? C’mon people. Wake up. Of course Wall has his risks/flaws, but he wouldn’t be a realistic option if those didn’t exist. It’s time to start focusing our attention on real options and how they make the Bulls better, not criticizing those real options because a fantasy option would be ‘better’.