Should the Chicago Bulls' front office be fired? | The Tylt
The Chicago Bulls surprised everyone on draft night, trading All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 pick Lauri Markkanen. Some fans felt the trade was a good step in the right direction to develop young talent. But other fans reacted negatively, feeling trade was lopsided in favor of the T’Wolves. What do you think? 🐂 🏀
Should the Chicago Bulls' front office be fired?
The Chicago Bulls roster isn’t built to win a championship right now. The Bulls' front office duo of Gar Forman and John Paxson had to make a move to get younger and build for the future. Zach LaVine is an athletic guard who has shown he can score in bunches, averaging 18.9 points last year. Kris Dunn gives the Bulls a future point guard to learn under Rajon Rondo, and Lauri Markkanen is a 7'0" stretch four with some serious skills. Jimmy Butler was already on his out.
Foreman and Paxson moved quickly to ensure the team had a chance in the future. Let them do their job, and see where it takes the team.
Butler for Lavine, Dunn and the 32nd honestly is okay with me. Love Butler to death but that's a good trade— Dusty (@DustinHaake) June 22, 2017
You had a top-15 player in the league, and all you got is this crappy package?
Let’s get the real rundown of the Bulls’ haul: We got a player coming off an ACL injury, a guard who can’t shoot and an unproven player who has played zero minutes of NBA basketball. That doesn’t sound worthy of a talented player like Jimmy Butler. LaVine is talented, but his game is dependent on his athleticism, and there is no guarantee he will ever be the same. Kris Dunn shot 37.7 percent from the field and 28.8 percent from three-point range. What are the Bulls going to do with another point guard who can’t shoot? Markkanen still has the potential to be a good player, but the rest of the package just doesn’t add up.
With reports of people calling Foreman a liar, the organization needs to move on from this administration. Both need to be fired to right the ship.