Ruzious wrote:nate33 wrote:closg00 wrote:What a dog fight, three-way tie currently for the 10th spot, the Bulls have improved post-trade and Toronto is scrappy as-well.
I thought the Bulls improved post-trade, but they've actually been horrible. They're 4-9 following the trade. And now Lavine is out for several games due to Covid protocols.
Toronto has more talent than us, but they might be tanking. They sat their 4 best players last game despite none of them having a serious injury.
The Wiz appear to be the most motivated of the 3 - management is obviously pulling for a win, and Beal and Westbrook really want it - while their teammates want to make them happy. They're arguably the least talented, but I'll go with the most motivated team taking it.
The Bulls could be motivated given that they gave up a couple first round picks for Vucevic including in this year's draft and took a bit more salary for Theis (as opposed to Wagner). That being said, they get to keep their pick this season as it has a top 4 protection.