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  1. Chisoxfn

    2018 NFL off-season thread

    I'm worried. Look at how long Joey Bosa was out as they battled over the whole "offset" language.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    I would have thought this would have been a good fit for him. Toronto is a great city (also a big city) but doesn't have the same pressure / dynamics as say a New York / LA.
  3. Chisoxfn

    Trade Proposals

    Lets try and get this discussion broken up in multiple threads. This is becoming kind of just a random catch-all thread with lots of good discussion, but becomes harder to follow, especially as news and other things get embedded within.
  4. Chisoxfn

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    It will be interesting to see how Fred makes all of the pieces work, but the parts fit into his up-tempo style/pace of play. It isn't like he's getting forced parts that don't fit into what he wants to do. Teams this young will suck defensively no matter what...at this point I think they are just trying to see what young parts work vs. what young parts might be moved (since they aren't the right fit). Don't get too worked up on "perfect" fit at this moment and instead maximize the amount of guys with upside. With that, there will bring some challenges of playing time. That said, Hoiberg did a solid job last year and seems rejuvenated. I'm a lot more upbeat on Fred than I was a year ago. Doesn't mean I'm sold on him but I could at least see him panning out and being a long term coach, but he has a tough road ahead of him.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    I think the Bulls know that to land an attractive max free agent there are going to have to prove they are a team that can win and that is why they made the move (bet on a young asset / former #2 pick) while trying to get your team to be mediocre. Still very unlikely we are a playoff team but if we do, fine, it means your young guys have probably emerged better/quicker than expected and you now are a more marketable destination. Bare minimum you have to have your young talent showcase itself in a way that a max free agent sees himself + continued youth as a difference maker. Obviously the very ideal scenario (other than everyone just takes it up a notch or two and we become some great super team with our existing guys) is that you are close to the playoffs (but your youth and talent has a nice upward trajectory based upon their performance), we get lucky in the lottery (odds are much flatter) and we than have a young roster with an upward trajectory, a nice asset (pick wise) and cap space to lure a big time free agent (with the ability to create space for two if two want to come). If you completely suck this next year, than you aren't landing any big name free agents. Not happening.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Had just finished reading this article. Was a good piece. It is the 2nd example that I look forward to the most. Parker and Laurie should be a pretty effective pick and roll / pick and pop offense. In a similar way to how Niko / Lauri played with each other (which was pretty well). Fred was pretty creative with Niko & Lauri and I presume he'll be similarly creative with these two. Add in a Lavine to provide good spacing and it should be interesting. We certainly have offensive flexibility and to be honest a good amount of guys who can be versatile defenders, however, the team is extremely young and Parker/Lavine don't have good defensive metrics (or good advanced metrics).
  7. Chisoxfn

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    The big difference between the "Alpha's" experiment and this one is that Lavine and Parker are both extremely young. We could argue fit, but this isn't a team ready to win a championship, this is just part of continued asset accumulation none of us have the crystal ball for who is going to develop. Maybe they all pan out and we find out we need more team d or something, who knows, but this is still part of that "asset accumulation" phase and next off-season, hopefully you have many flexible ways to get better, whether it is using cap space on a max player (something they can do without making any major changes) or if they prefer to flip guys for a player who has become available (again, you hope that Lavine and others haven't sucked and now you package a few of those guys and trade for a star while still having a number of quality assets + cap space). Bottom line, there is still a lot of flexibility on this roster and improved talent. That said, the roster is still extremely young and it takes time to learn to win in the NBA. I haven't watched enough of Parker to be able to make an intelligent comment on his post ACL (x2) play but the stats would indicate he's a pretty advanced and efficient scorer (really nice "true shooting percentage" for a guy who can also score quite a bit of points). And in terms of "fit", I really can't talk about Lavine's fit in an honest way. The dude was rehabbing and when he got back Dunn went out and they never really had a very set unit, so hard for me to knock how awkward Lavine played when he came back and not only had to train himself phyiscally (and get past the mental hurdles related to the injury) but also had to learn new teammates and a new system. Look at the 1st year of Bron / Bosh / Wade and the adjustment it took them to figure things out (and NO I AM NOT COMPARING THE BULLS TO ANYTHING LIKE THAT) just making the point that even with 3 great players (who weren't coming back from injury), it took a lot of regular season action to gel (even with a full off-season training camp). And we'll need to remind ourselves of that this upcoming season as I would expect we'll see lots of inconsistent basketball given the new faces and youth of the team.
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    Loved it
  9. Chisoxfn

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Let's sign Okafor too. All offense squad! In all honesty, he is in awesome shape and knows if he is going to have a career this will be his last chance. Saw a recent clip of him and he is in amazing shape. His jumper looked good too.
  10. Chisoxfn

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    This has become a great deal. I had been really worried for a while but am fully on board with this.
  11. Chisoxfn

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Exactly. This would be bulls trying to put out as good of a team possible to market to a max guy in the offseason. Or they leverage some of these guys in a trade for a superstar (of course that assumes someone is demanding to come to Chicago and for the players to look good)
  12. Chisoxfn

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Woj confirming Parker to Bulls. Don't have access to twitter where I'm at or I would post. From what I read elsewhere, sounded like quite a bit of money over 3 years. Seems like a steep price for a guy coming off of 2 ACLs'. Of course Bucks can match.
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Wow - Throwback. I'm amazed that domain has been maintained for that long.
  14. Chisoxfn

    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Possible upside (depending on contract); I would hope we put a lot of protections (from an injury perspective).
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    Agree with both of you. Big unfortunate is that if we didn't have the Felicio contract (we were trying to unload), we would have been able to land that Nuggets protected 1st round pick + Faried (at least I presume we could have).