30 Nov 2017 00:17:36
Lakers/ Bulls/ Suns/ 76ers

LAKERS - Bender, Nicola Mirotic, 2018 second round pick (PHX)

BULLS - Jahlil Okafor, Corey Brewer *waive*

SUNS - Julius Randle

76ers - 2018 first round pick (CHI)

Lakers: need shooters around Ball
Bulls: comp piece around Markannen
Suns: troubled PF situation solved
76ers: removal of unhappy player

PG: Ball/Clarkson/Ennis
SG: KCP/Hart/Blue
SF: Ingram/Mirotic/Deng
PF: Nance/Kuzma/Bryant
C: Lopez/Bender/Zubac

-waive Bogut

1.) 30 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017 20:03:34
The Bulls aren't getting anything in return to merit giving up a 1st round pick.

2.) 01 Dec 2017
01 Dec 2017 23:11:33
GM I have to agree with Laker Love. Bulls pick will be a guarantee top 4 pick this year. They aren't trading it with Mirotic to get free agents to be Okafor and Brewer. Reports are that Mirotic now is ok with staying with the Bulls.

3.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 03:19:24
You don’t think a former 3 pick scoring big man who can easily average 20+ As he did as a rookie is not worth a one dimensional 3 point shooter in Mirotic and a first?

Chicago has Portis and Markkanen as their 4’s > Mirotic and multiple guards who can let them play 3 guard lineups and be successful: Dunn-LaVine-Valentine, LaVine-Nwaba-Valentine, Dunn-LaVine-Holiday. Point, he doesn’t have a spot for much PT on this team anyway.

Mirotic can say he would stay but he’s not a fit in what can be in CHI. Chicago has multiple picks and they can make the pick protected for years as that LAL-PHX was.

4.) 02 Dec 2017
02 Dec 2017 15:24:32
The Sixers have been asking for a second round pick for Okafor and nobody has given it to them. Okafor will not average 20+ points with the Bulls. He might get 8 to 10 points a game with playing time. He did not average 20+ points as a rookie. He averaged 17 then 11. What happened? He got injured and playing lousy at practice. Lakers point of view you have Mirotic going to the Lakers and Randle leaving. Randle is better than Mirotic. Randle can drive to the basket and get rebounds. Mirotic is an outside shooter. Lakers have enough outside shooting. You mentioned PT well he won't get PT with the Lakers either. Lakers have already benched Deng and Zubac for youth movement so Mirotic would be the same situation. Shooting around Lonzo Ball? KCP is a shooter and so is Lopez. Lakers specifically want Nance as a starter so they can bring in a shooter you might know him Kuzma.