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Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency

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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#221 » by Wingy » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:14 am

Longest thread, and most effort ever put into a forgone conclusion that I’ve ever seen.

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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#222 » by The Force. » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:22 am

Did anyone listen to the latest Dunc'd On Podcast? They were discussing summer 2022 free agency and both Nate and Danny thought there was a high likelihood of LaVine leaving after this season. Even more so than Beal. According to them, the teams with the best chance of landing him are Boston, Atlanta, and maybe NY.

I swear these guys seem to be habitually pessimistic about anything having to do with the Bulls.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#223 » by Mk0 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:51 am

God damn I hate the offseason. There is like 4 pages about a f#%ing Mountain Dew endorsement.. Jesus Christ, this board can be outraged over anything.

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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#224 » by Onibuh » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:57 am

Getting recognized is good for Zach and the Bulls. After the olympics, signing with MD only helps. After signing longterm here, I'm excited to see who the next star player 1-3 years) will be here instead of DeRozan or Vuc.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#225 » by SHO'NUFF » Wed Sep 15, 2021 5:58 am

Mk0 wrote:God damn I hate the offseason. There is like 4 pages about a f#%ing Mountain Dew endorsement.. Jesus Christ, this board can be outraged over anything.

Baby Kittens vs Baby Puppies, GO!



I was wondering why this thread kept getting bumped to the top. I thought for a second people were really scared that Zach LaVine was going to leave the Bulls or something.

I sincerely feel sorry for the people that are deeply affected by Zach LaVines Mount Dew endorsement. It’s really embarrassing and I’m embarrassed for them.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#226 » by FanInTheAttic » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:41 am

SHO'NUFF wrote:
Mk0 wrote:God damn I hate the offseason. There is like 4 pages about a f#%ing Mountain Dew endorsement.. Jesus Christ, this board can be outraged over anything.

Baby Kittens vs Baby Puppies, GO!



I was wondering why this thread kept getting bumped to the top. I thought for a second people were really scared that Zach LaVine was going to leave the Bulls or something.

I sincerely feel sorry for the people that are deeply affected by Zach LaVines Mount Dew endorsement. It’s really embarrassing and I’m embarrassed for them.


I am also surprised how much outrage a critical approach towards an athlete endorsing (unhealthy) sugary soda can generate on this board, even personal attacks. Why do you get so hyped up about it? Is the topic of ethics in professional sports something that shouldn't be discussed among fans ? No one is forcing anyone to participate if it's too difficult or uncomfortable.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#227 » by Muzbar » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:51 am

Mk0 wrote:God damn I hate the offseason. There is like 4 pages about a f#%ing Mountain Dew endorsement.. Jesus Christ, this board can be outraged over anything.

Baby Kittens vs Baby Puppies, GO!

Technically Kittens and Puppies are babies.... :D :wink:

I couldn't help myself, sorry.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#228 » by FanInTheAttic » Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:42 am

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]Lol. Whatever. Your Google skills need work though:

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Thanks, I appreciate your effort in looking this up for me. I guess I didn't find it because I was looking for a vitamin water type of drink and this seems to be marketed as an energy drink.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#229 » by gf2020hotmail » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:13 pm

The Force. wrote:Did anyone listen to the latest Dunc'd On Podcast? They were discussing summer 2022 free agency and both Nate and Danny thought there was a high likelihood of LaVine leaving after this season. Even more so than Beal. According to them, the teams with the best chance of landing him are Boston, Atlanta, and maybe NY.

I swear these guys seem to be habitually pessimistic about anything having to do with the Bulls.

I heard the episode. I agree that they are generally pessimistic about the Bulls (which is probably fair after the last six seasons) but don't think either said it was a high likelihood, just that it LaVine had a higher chance of leaving in the off-season than Beal. Danny talked about Boston as a possibility BEFORE they did all of their extensions, which they were. The rest was mostly just speculation.

I think Danny's hate of the DeMarr move is coloring a lot of his his analysis. I think Nate is far more sanguine on the chances of the Bulls keeping Zach.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#230 » by NecessaryEvil » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:28 pm

Onibuh wrote:Getting recognized is good for Zach and the Bulls. After the olympics, signing with MD only helps. After signing longterm here, I'm excited to see who the next star player 1-3 years) will be here instead of DeRozan or Vuc.



Hopefully Coby is back healthy soon and starring in a bench role aside Demar running the 2nd unit.

Coby + DJJ (expiring) + two 2022 1st round picks could possibly land us our next major piece.

Zach played a role in bringing Lonzo, Vooch and Demar here. I highly HIGHLY doubt he leaves these guys. Very unlikely.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#231 » by ATRAIN53 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:54 pm

The fact that Zach is getting a national endorsement deal with a Pepsi brand like MTN dew is huge for Bulls.

This means he doesn't have to move to some bigger market like LA or NY to get noticed.
Pepsi thinks he's big enough name where he is.

So this is real commercials or just part of NBA2k tho?
Like here is Zach sporting his logo hoodie with the MTN Dew logo plastered on it now from NBA 2k-

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and he did some SONIC commercials IIRC a few years back. I thought he did Zenni stuff too.
He's very marketable, he just needs a big playoff run now so the national aud sees him since were not TNT or ESPN much now.

He's not going anywhere. Loves it here, knows it's his squad and we can pay him most and we will.

With any luck Mr Submarine will be calling next for a commercial.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#232 » by Mk0 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:42 am

Muzbar wrote:
Mk0 wrote:God damn I hate the offseason. There is like 4 pages about a f#%ing Mountain Dew endorsement.. Jesus Christ, this board can be outraged over anything.

Baby Kittens vs Baby Puppies, GO!

Technically Kittens and Puppies are babies.... :D :wink:

I couldn't help myself, sorry.

Lookie here you son of a bi--
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#233 » by Jcool0 » Yesterday 3:55 pm

He has 200 million reasons to stay

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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#234 » by Mk0 » Today 2:43 am

Jcool0 wrote:He has 200 million reasons to stay

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Zach LaVine has told people that I know, hey man if PepsiCo want me here, I'm not going anywhere. I'm building this Dew. I want to be an authentic part of this."
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#235 » by Axl Rose » Today 2:56 am

Whatever happened to the BG7 energy drink?

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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#236 » by gf2020hotmail » Today 3:37 am

I love the banter and informed **** giving by the main trio on The Hoop Collective but have been extremely aggravated by Tim Bontemps of late, for constantly bringing up the Bulls choosing not to extend Zach as a big risk by the front office and that Zach could leave because of it, especially with Tim not liking the Bulls' off-season which is totally defensible (other than if you constantly advocated for a Zach for Ben Simmons trade, maybe you shouldn't be so confident in critiquing any move.)

But who did Bontemps pitch as a potential Zach destination next off-season in the latest episode?

The freaking Orlando Magic, who are nearly twenty wins below the Bulls projection by Vegas and who promise to be one of the worst three teams in the league next year. Bontemps brought up the lack of state income taxes and the chance to pair with Jalen Suggs and another top draft pick.

Talk about undermining your credibility. Zach is going to be so tired of losing and stuck on a play-in team...that he is going to start all over and sign with a much worse team in a smaller market so he can play with Wendell Carter instead of Vuc? Zach actively recruited DeMarr to leave him behind to play with another misfit team of prospects?

I assume Bontemps just has better connections with and/or like the Orlando Magic front office better, but geez. You can pitch me on Zach forcing his way out at the deadline if we are beyond bad, but he's not leaving Chicago for Orlando next year. That's like embarrassing fan fiction.
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Re: Zach LaVine's impending Free Agency 

Post#237 » by bulls_troy » Today 4:32 am

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