it's a longie, but that's justified
In the spirit of NFL Mock Draft season where people specify Preferred (the mock draft you want to happen) vs. Predicted (the mock draft you think will happen), is your Accidental Tank scenario Preferred or Predicted? It almost sounded preferred in the pod but that doesn't make much sense to me.
Yo, I just wanna say, all content in this podcast ep aside, it's good to see Blogabull and Cash Considerations still hooking up, long may it continue to be so. I've subbed for the year, least I could do, BaB is the best bulls content around. I've had a couple of different usernames over the 15+ years I've enjoyed this site, I've even been on the ban chopping block once or twice throughout history and survived haha, but still here, still appreciate what you do Matt. So thank you.
Another gem regarding DeMar trade: "It's not so much anything about DeMar, it's more so then it becomes Zach's team again and we've seen before that doesn't work"
However regarding Billy/ Zach, we saw how snotty he got after the Orlando benching incident. He tried to split the locker room and vented in the media. So yes, it would be nice to have a head coach that said "ok Zach its in the best interest of the team if you're purely a Ray Allen on the Celtics role" and then was fearless of it costing him his job. But that's almost career suicide as a coach to alienate your highest paid player, even if it's over something that you're 100% right about. I struggle to think more than 2 or 3 coaches would say that. I don't know if guys like Kerr, Spoelstra, Nurse, etc would have the stones to draw a line like that. Only guy that comes to mind right off my head is Thibs in modern NBA coaches
That was a great listen. I think the "how to build" conversation and evaluation of the "big 3" was incredibly interesting yet somehow also the most infuriating. Words cannot begin to explain how hopeless the next few moves feel, and at the same time how tired I've become of rebuilding.
Bulls stink and have basically no path to being good in the near future. Sucks but it is the way it is.
This won't fix them, but I think it might be the kind of thing they do. DeMar to the Nets for DFS, Joe Harris, and a pick for DeMar and Marko. Alternatively, Dillon Brooks and another Memphis salary (Brandon Clarke maybe?) and pick for DeMar.
Then maybe they sign Russ to start at PG and handle the ball, since you can't really make Zach a primary ballhandler and have any hope of being a winning team. Bring back Vuc on a three year deal or something.
I think Russ, Zach, Vuc big 3 maybe fits together slightly better and you are adding an additional shooter and wing defender with both DeMar trades. Again, none of this is great or really exciting, but it seems like the type of shit they might do.
I got around to listening this weekend, and great use of "boffed" by YFBB around 19 mins. You don't hear that one enough anymore.