NBA franchise contractually obligated to field a roster and play the season
This is genuinely the most "meh" I've been to the start of a season. I'm not that angry, I'm certainly not happy, I'm not excited about the young guys, I'm pretty much done with the vets. The 93 championship was the first championship i understood "not my earliest bulls memory, but the one where I was finally old enough to understand what was being celebrated).... That was 30 years ago! In three years we will be 30 years away from the bulls last championship...and undoubtedly no closer than we are now.... Hell we might be further. I'll tune in when the games start. Maybe pat finally grows a spine, maybe lavine gets traded for harden and picks, maybe Derozan hits a fadeaway on father time. Maybe Vuc hits a 3....but I already know where this season ends....
If AKME were running a fantasy team, he'd be the guy who showed up for the draft but then still picked everyone by the system's default rankings.
They suck. I'm not a fan of the Reinsdorfs, but AKME are taking them to the cleaners. Pretty sure they could feed their basic parameters into ChatGPT and get the same or better results for a lot less.
This city needs a second team. I'm not a huge capitalist supporter because I believe unchecked.... blah blah blah, but I'm a huge HUGE believer in competition bringing out the best in everyone. It's one of the biggest reasons I love sports. The Bulls have no competition, and they suck. There are 30 teams. Bring in a 31 and 32, one in Chicago and one in Vegas, and make this competitive. It's just a grift at this point.
I think we'll know pretty quickly how the season will go. It all comes down to how Coby & Carter handle PG duties. If one of them can become even serviceable at running the offense, then this team could be fun (thought not a real contender).
If not, then this is going to be a long, miserable season.
Headline lifted from The Onion? Both BaB and onions make me cry.
If Harden were into it, I'd be into it. I don't think he'd be into it=disaster. There are better ways to tear this thing down than that.
The Clippers should be all but banned from national TV until they start acting like a real team. Give them 2 national TV games. One in March and one in early April. See if they can handle that. Distribute their other 10 games to the Cavs, Pistons, Magic and Rockets. Silly season is over.
Seems like the new collective bargaining agreement will change tanking/rebuilding. Teams need to spend more now. Might work to our advantage with some tank team wanting to take Ball’s dead money for people who can actually log minutes? Would DET or ORL want to tank harder by trading Bojan Bogdanovic or Jon Isaac? Do Clips/MIA want to get off the extra year on DRob or Powell’s contract (next summer?)? I don’t think you can understate the crappiness of Lonzo’s contract spoiling this team’s chances.