The Chicago Bulls are currently at .500, sitting at 18-18 on the season. But are they ready to completely rebuild the franchise?According to one report, yes.Bleacher Report's Ric Bucher is reporting that the Bulls have told teams that shooting guard Jimmy Butler is currently available. Bucher mentions the Bulls have shopped Butler this season.The 27-year-old Butler scored 52 points against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night and has played very well this season. He's been the star and the go-to guy in Chicago. But his time with the team might be up.This isn't the first time Butler's name has come up in rumors. Last season reports circulated that the Bulls were shopping Butler and even turned down an offer from the Boston Celtics.During the 2016 NBA Draft, there was buzz that the Minnesota Timberwolves were interested in Butler. Nothing happened and Butler stayed in Chicago.This season could get even more interesting. Stay tuned.
If Bulls wanted a full rebuild, should have done it during draft. Team is just a mess.
It's a smart move to dangle Jimmy. This team is .500, has no shot to win a championship, won't have good draft picks (and blows them anyway), and don't have a realistic shot in free agency. Not to mention, it's a weak free agent class. Make him available and see what teams offer. It would be stupid not to make him available.
Just made no sense to me atleast, to add d.wade if only it was to increase ticket sales.
Jimmy's value is at an all-time high right now so I guess I can understand it from that perspective but I would have much rather them done this in the off-season and not wasted money on guys like Rondo and Wade.
Would also have to be a pretty ridiculously good offer.
Would like to hear the offers they expect this team to get. Hopefully it's just a way to get the foot into the door, then swap scenarios around until Rondo and Wade are the ones traded.
If you are shopping for picks with the lottery system you could end up with a bag of coal. If that is what they are looking for off-season is best so you know what you are getting
If going for players a trade anytime sounds good
But bleacher report usually is fake news anyways. I don't think any real moves will happen unless gar is kicked to the curb. Can't let that guy make the trade
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19th or 20th best for sure
Not saying this is my argument, but to entertain the point....
So what if you trade Butler for a pick that winds up being a top 20 player in the future? The Bulls aren't winning now, so a top 10 player now on a .500 team is basically just to sell a few tickets. The Bulls aren't structured for a quick rebuild, well, they could be on paper, but that is not how Gar/Pax have demonstrated their war room prowess. So maybe a top 20 player in 4-5 years is worth more than a top 10 for the next few years. Yes, the team runs the risk of being in a Philly-esque spiral of being ripe for break-out, but never get the matching parts or expected player development to do so.