The Chicago Bulls Thread - Feat best 3 guard rotation of ALL TIME

Remove this Banner Ad

Dez!

Hall of Famer
Jul 14, 2007
33,169
24,326
Melbourne, Victoria
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Chicago Bulls
I odnt know bro, MPJ is pretty unique, sure his injury history is a worry but the Bulls had nothing to lose. We're stuck in no man's land, we should have taken a risk with MPJ rather than the safe option which was WCJ.

He's 6'10 and can handle the ball and shoot he lights out. Has all the tools to be a star and was becoming a big contributor for Denver in the bubble and playoffs. Meanwhile WCJ averages 10 and 8 with 1 block a game. You can get that from plenty of players.

Im not hating on WCJ either, hopefully we see more from him under an actual capable coach, I just think we should have drafted MPJ.
MPJ was literally a ball stopper for them who wanted more shots, he's a good scorer but that's it.

Again WCJ played to system Boylen put in place which severely impacted him, the dude has way more potential than you're giving him.
 

jod23

TheBrownDog
Apr 2, 2000
65,398
20,693
Perth, Australia
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Liverpool, Chicago Bulls.
MPJ was literally a ball stopper for them who wanted more shots, he's a good scorer but that's it.

Again WCJ played to system Boylen put in place which severely impacted him, the dude has way more potential than you're giving him.
I dont know bro. He cant shoot. So he's just your pick n roll guy. Good for lobs. Rebounder, block some shots. Run of the mill big.

MPJ could be anything.
 

Log in to remove this ad.

cAsEy_18

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 13, 2007
5,372
2,066
Frankston
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Yankees, Chelseas, YCW.
The whole big man thing is a key debate for us.
Do we choose Carter Jr? Do we choose Markkanen?
Do we think they can work as a combination?

I actually think they pair quite nicely together. But are they each both only “eh, decent” players...and therefore do you really want that as our 4/5 combination moving forward?

Im more interested to see what a decent coach gets out of Markkanen than Carter Jr.
 

Dez!

Hall of Famer
Jul 14, 2007
33,169
24,326
Melbourne, Victoria
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Chicago Bulls
Markkanen hits RFA after this season and I'd be wary committing big money to a guy that has shown little to no improvement since entering the league and has no standout skills.

I'd honestly try see if the Bulls could somehow sucker the Wizards into a sign and trade for Davis Bertans so they don't lose him for nothing.
 

Dale4captain

Premiership Player
Sep 14, 2010
3,143
6,325
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Chicago Bulls
I'd be looking to trade Lauri before his value is zero
Putting lauri and a few firsts together for Beal would be my preference. I just don’t see WCJ and Lauri co-existing. Both are better as PF’s. Wendell seems to have added a shot over the offseason so that is intriguing.

With Donovan & now Temple, who Beal is incredibly close to, we have positioned ourselves alright for a run at him. Can he work with Lavine in the back court?
 

Dez!

Hall of Famer
Jul 14, 2007
33,169
24,326
Melbourne, Victoria
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Chicago Bulls
Putting lauri and a few firsts together for Beal would be my preference. I just don’t see WCJ and Lauri co-existing. Both are better as PF’s. Wendell seems to have added a shot over the offseason so that is intriguing.

With Donovan & now Temple, who Beal is incredibly close to, we have positioned ourselves alright for a run at him. Can he work with Lavine in the back court?
Wendell is a C and nothing but a C, both he and Lauri fit together fine if Lauri can actually hit shots.
 

hayes

Brownlow Medallist
Mar 9, 2008
13,981
15,606
Melbourne
AFL Club
St Kilda
Other Teams
New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bulls
Wendell does nothing for me. An ok big who does nothing special whereas MPJ could be an all star. That draft is the perfect example of why we never went anywhere under the last regime. Safe and boring.
 

domin8tors

Club Legend
Jun 23, 2014
2,204
1,688
AFL Club
Collingwood
Markkanen hits RFA after this season and I'd be wary committing big money to a guy that has shown little to no improvement since entering the league and has no standout skills.

I'd honestly try see if the Bulls could somehow sucker the Wizards into a sign and trade for Davis Bertans so they don't lose him for nothing.
Agreed I know it's only pre-season but seriously Markkanen one and only weapon is shooting and he can't even do this. i'd be freeing up cap. and along with Otto porter ( who i actually do rate ) we can actually bring in a decent FA. move Coby back to SG. and we might actually be half decent
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Remove this Banner Ad