- Oct 14, 2019
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I meant the return he would command. The Hawks don't have a lot of pieces to bring in much-needed high draft-picks and top-end prospects, other than Hagel, Fleury, and Kane -- and Kane would bring in a shit-ton for a rebuild, so keeping him does hurt a rebuilding effort in that respect. But again, I'm okay with that overall.I'm honestly not sure how much it hurts the rebuild, unless you mean that he will mess up draft spots because he's worth a few wins by himself. A true rebuild is going young which typically means lots of cheap draft picks. His salary won't be as much as before most likely, we'll see but either way it will help keep them toward the top of the cap.
More importantly though he's one of the best players in the league at making those playing with him better. And that's great news for a rebuild. On top of that you still have his name for promotion and keeping fans interested and younger kids in the door at a time when the Bulls popularity is surging again. And then lastly. You always have a piece in your back pocket, if he's willing, to offer up should that big rebuild piece ever come into play somewhere. So if he's honest about coming back, and not just using the hawks to keep other teams offers up, there is a lot of value for the Organization as a whole to make sure they do right by him.
Yes, if there's any guy you'd want around a rebuild, it's Kane. You always need at least some vets, even on a rebuild. I don't expect his salary to be an issue; at least, I hope it isn't. Maybe I'm a cynical bastard, but it's always flowers and roses before the actual contract is signed. Like I said, anything can happen between now and when he signs. Hopefully both sides can come to a fair yet affordable compromise. The only way I would be upset is if he re-signs for like 6 or 7 million for like 3 years or something.