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  • -Jrabbit
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    The NBA is a players' league, with easy free agency and all-stars conspiring to play with their buddies in nice weather. You can thank LeBron (and Nike) for turning that tendency into the norm. You can bet that Zion Williamson will minimize the time he spends in New Orleans unless he's allowed to dictate the coach and two max-contract teammates. For perspective, Zion will make about $20 million in salary his first 2 years, but will make 3-to-5X more from JUST his shoe endorsement. For top players, NBA contract money is chump change.

    So it's not like Chicago is alone in all this. Most NBA cities have exactly the same problem.
    Last edited by -Jrabbit; July 8, 2019, 15:04.

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  • rah
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    So we needed a sign and trade deal to pay him more than he's worth? Wonderful.

    Another three year deal. Must be timing it to clear cap space for all the free agents that will refuse to come here three years from now.

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  • Ming
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    Free-agent guard Tomas Satoransky has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, league sources tell ESPN
    The Bulls are acquiring Satoransky in a sign-and-trade deal with the Washington Wizards, and he'll have a chance to compete for the starting point guard role, sources said.
    OH BE STILL MY BEATING HEART

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  • rah
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    Aw come on, we signed young to come off our bench for 3 years. Let the party begin.

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  • Ming
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    And the anywhere but CHICAGO free agency period has begun.
    Sit back and watch all the big names go to other teams while the Bulls over pay for lesser free agents who will come to Chicago because they know we are desperate and will over pay

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  • rah
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    I loved sam smith's comment on the bulls pick

    Chicago: The Bulls love to say they can't believe (name of draft pick) was there when they picked. This time it's really, really true.

    I figured Coby would get picked 6th, especially after the trade and was pleasantly surprised to see him avail for the Bulls to pick
    It takes a little of the sting out of the lottery ball screw job.

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  • -Jrabbit
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    The league may have succeeded in nudging people away from season-long tanking. The bottom 6 teams all dropped to worse draft positions.

    Standings vs Draft Position
    1 - NY Knicks - 3rd
    2 - Cleveland - 5th
    3 - Phoenix - 6th
    4 - Chicago - 7th
    5 - Atlanta - 8th
    6 - Washington - 9th
    7 - New Orleans - 1st

    Biggest movers: New Orleans 7>>1, obviously. Memphis moved from 8th to 2nd; Lakers went from 11th to 4th.

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  • pchang
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    NBA changed the rules this year.

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  • rah
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    That doesn't jive with the article that I found (and quoted above) which said only three were selected but 4 makes more sense with the display they were showing but I was looking for something like what your posted so I'll go with it.
    Thnx

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  • -Jrabbit
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    Upon further review, I'm totally sure. Chicago had a 2.2% chance of getting the 8th pick.

    Here's a link to the math. You're welcome.

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  • rah
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    Oh that makes me feel so much better

    upon further review are you sure

    After the first three picks are decided, the remaining draft ordered is decided based off what each team's lottery odds were.
    So we were fourth and after 3 were decided then they went in order so 7th should have been the worst
    Last edited by rah; May 15, 2019, 15:21.

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  • -Jrabbit
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    Actually, they could have dropped to 8th. So it could be worse...

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  • rah
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    While in a way, it's nice that tanking didn't pay and I think that's good for sports in general since I hate tanking, but it does suck that we ended up with the worst possible result that we could.
    Probably destined for more mediocrity. Maybe if they stay healthy they can attain a first round elimination in the playoffs.

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  • -Jrabbit
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    New Orleans wins the Zion Williamson Sweepstakes. Memphis will pick #2, NY Knicks third and the Lakers 4th.

    For the 3rd straight year, the Bulls will pick 7th.

    Cleveland and Phoenix fell from the top 3, and only the Knicks stayed in the top 4. In fact, none of the bottom-feeder teams got the reverse-order pick they "earned" with their terrible seasons.

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  • pchang
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    Double doink is bad in football, but quadruple doink is good in basketball.

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