2021 NBA Free Agency and Trades

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With no word on DA and MB extensions and Suns being quiet, it has me wondering if a potential BIG trade being discussed.

Or maybe, like 15 years ago, Sarver just isn't willing to put his money where his mouth is.

Which do you think is more likely?
 

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Markieff Morris agrees to sign with Heat.

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With no word on DA and MB extensions and Suns being quiet, it has me wondering if a potential BIG trade being discussed.

As far as I've read only Shai and Trae have signed rookie extensions, both max deals. Trae was a shoo-in for his but Shai's a little surprising except when you look at how other PG's have been paid this offseason. Since neither of our guys are guaranteed max them out, get it done, type of deals, it will take a little more time. Especially when you look at the othrr deals weve signed this offseason. it won't be a quick negotiation for either Bridges or Ayton's camps.
 

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Food for thought. James Johnson signed with Heat.

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As far as I've read only Shai and Trae have signed rookie extensions, both max deals. Trae was a shoo-in for his but Shai's a little surprising except when you look at how other PG's have been paid this offseason. Since neither of our guys are guaranteed max them out, get it done, type of deals, it will take a little more time. Especially when you look at the othrr deals weve signed this offseason. it won't be a quick negotiation for either Bridges or Ayton's camps.
I've seen reports on most of the 2018 class currently having extension discussions.....crickets from the Suns. Just seems eerily quiet as if something might be going on in the background. Rumors of KAT, Kawhi, Siak, etc to go along with a lot of players, Suns were rumored to be interested in signing elsewhere for deals we could've paid. Just an observation and thought
 

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I've seen reports on most of the 2018 class currently having extension discussions.....crickets from the Suns. Just seems eerily quiet as if something might be going on in the background. Rumors of KAT, Kawhi, Siak, etc to go along with a lot of players, Suns were rumored to be interested in signing elsewhere for deals we could've paid. Just an observation and thought
Everything James Jones has done has been quiet.
 

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I've seen reports on most of the 2018 class currently having extension discussions.....crickets from the Suns. Just seems eerily quiet as if something might be going on in the background. Rumors of KAT, Kawhi, Siak, etc to go along with a lot of players, Suns were rumored to be interested in signing elsewhere for deals we could've paid. Just an observation and thought


Priority was CP3 and Payne. We have all offseason to lock in Ayton and Bridges to extensions but couldn't waste time with our own free agents.

I believe Ayton is in the Bahamas right now also. He'll probably return soon to talk about his extension but I read something the other day about how he was spotted working out with Buddy Hield back there. Of course he doesn't need to be present for negotiations but since he'll want a max deal and its not a sure fire thing he'll get it, he should attend negotiations to help assure management he's truly worth it.
 

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Bulls Current Line Up
SG Zack Lavine
PG Lonzo Ball
F Patrick Williams
F Demar Derozan
C Nikola Vucevic

Bench
G Coby White
G Alex Caruso
F Troy Brown Jr.
G Ayo Dosunmu
C Marko Simonović

Cap Hold
Lauri Markkanen


Still need a legit backup PF, but this roster looks so different.
They’ve done a nice job restructuring. Will be interesting to see how it works.
 

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Priority was CP3 and Payne. We have all offseason to lock in Ayton and Bridges to extensions but couldn't waste time with our own free agents.

I believe Ayton is in the Bahamas right now also. He'll probably return soon to talk about his extension but I read something the other day about how he was spotted working out with Buddy Hield back there. Of course he doesn't need to be present for negotiations but since he'll want a max deal and its not a sure fire thing he'll get it, he should attend negotiations to help assure management he's truly worth it.

Lol this guy.

If anything it’s just for the photo opp and press conference
 

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Bulls Current Line Up
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PG Lonzo Ball
F Patrick Williams
F Demar Derozan
C Nikola Vucevic

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G Alex Caruso
F Troy Brown Jr.
G Ayo Dosunmu
C Marko Simonović

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Lauri Markkanen


Still need a legit backup PF, but this roster looks so different.


The concern is defense. Zach and Vucevic are great players but they're not very good on defense. Derozan has never been a good defender. Ball and Williams are good defenders but I'm not sure how good you can be with 3 mediocre defenders in your top 5 players?
 

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Lol this guy.

If anything it’s just for the photo opp and press conference

Really dude? You proved how much you know by swearing there was no way Chris Paul was signing for any less than $46 million and Cam Payne not taking less than the full MLE.

Ok, now tell me how I take things too seriously because I'm tired of your know it all attitude and snark.
 

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Really dude? You proved how much you know by swearing there was no way Chris Paul was signing for any less than $46 million and Cam Payne not taking the full MLE.

Ok, now tell me how I take things too seriously because I'm tired of your know it all attitude and snark.
Finito pwned.
 

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The concern is defense. Zach and Vucevic are great players but they're not very good on defense. Derozan has never been a good defender. Ball and Williams are good defenders but I'm not sure how good you can be with 3 mediocre defenders in your top 5 players?
Calling Zach a mediocre defender is being nice and he owns it! I have the same concerns for sure!

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