MrSparkle wrote: cool007 wrote: erlim wrote:
Here’s the clip really cool candid insight.
I don't care what anyone says as I know for sure that Demar Derozan is going to be HUGE for us. The reason the media and other teams fans are not sold on Bulls as we don't have any household names, we don't have a superstar and we are never on national tv - on top of it, we have not made the playoffs in many years, front office sucked and coaching sucked for quite a few years.
I usually have my numbering - 1 for superstar, 2 for all-star (all-star caliber) and 3 for high-level role players.
We have ZERO 1s (no superstars) but we have THREE 2s (3 all-star/all-star level players) and none of them are highly regarded or hyped so we go under the radar. But that is exactly what will make the Bulls team a top 5-6 in the East and a fun team to watch.
DD is not a 3pt shooter but he is damn elite at what he actually does and that's basically unstoppable unless you double/triple and that's when you have nothing but shooters around him who can make you pay. If we still have Wendell/Gafford at center then it may not work but with Vooch, it works beautifully. Now we have 2 low-post options that can punish teams and are pretty good passers if they are doubled. We have an elite scorer in Zach.
We should be fine. I am not worried.
The recipe for a winning NBA team can be a little tricky, and I'm sure this team will have its issues... But I am genuinely shocked how low the mainstream fans and media, including the General Board, are with this squad. After that ESPN Friedell hot take, you'd think we just signed Felicio, Kornet, and Valentine to extensions. We've got people claiming we'll be worse than last year, including most the GB thinking we're an 8-seed at best.
If anything, I thought I was gonna have to quell unreasonably high expectations... but no... Apparently replacing the most glutenous fringe-NBA PG & C rotation with zero wings, with a surplus of wing sized 2-way players and 2 more star-caliber triple-threats is going to somehow make us worse?
I know what you mean bud and it's really annoying.
The majority of fans have been trained by the media to categorise teams as either title contenders or losers going for lottery balls.
Anything in between is the dreaded "treadmill"
It's 100% true that your chances of winning a title drastically go up and up if you have a generational type talent on your roster, no doubt about it and the Bulls don't have that, but that doesn't mean that all other teams should give up.
I always wonder back in the 90s when Jordan owned the league if forums were around do you really think the majority of Knicks fans would have been saying "why bother in the ECF again, Jordan is going to beat us anyway, we are mid teir lucky to be here, no way we can win"
Imagine if coaches taught that type of mentality.
The sports media and there need for ratings and hot takes really destroy hardcore fan bases who think they have hotter takes and are competing for likes for their analytical skills on a forum or twitter.
And if you show any kind of positive support for your team your a stooge or a sheep.
(And don't get me started on the people who seem to care about the bank accounts of the team owners and how much they spend... I'm rambling though I think so I'll stop)
Look, it's not in my nature to be mysterious. But I can't talk about it and I can't talk about why.