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Bulls sign Lonzo Ball (4 years, $85M)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Aug 2, 2021.

  1. J.R.

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    Good for him, LIke him or loathe him, good for him.
     
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    Which one is he -- is this the dad?
     
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    Sucks. He's become a really good player. Hope he can come back soon.

    Btw, that Vucevic trade is looking horrific for Chicago. It was a bad deal when it happened, and it just keeps getting worse. Wendell Carter is already more valuable than Vuc straight-up. Orlando owns 2 future Chicago 1sts that are looking really good right now.
     
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    roslolian Rockets Only Fan

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    Huh? Lonzo played really well before he got injured. Balled out of his mind and justified his contract.
     
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    Not really
     
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    Honestly the Bulls GM got a lot of praise but apart from signing Demar and drafting Dosunmu none of his moves have panned out so far. Ball and Caruso were good signings in theory but they both got injured, Patrick Williams was a reach and still hasn't done anything and of course the Vucevic trade as you said was pretty dumb AF.
     
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    Last season Lonzo averaged 13 5 5 while shooting 42% from 3 and spearheading the Bulls defense.
     
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    Omg so awesome. Spearheading the defense playing how many games
     
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    Like I said he got injured prior that he was playing great which you replied "not really".
     
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    As long as Ball does not start dating Lil Baby he will be ok...
     
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    He is still a bust. Dude won't ever been an all-star. He was the 2nd pick in the draft with huge expectations. He's a descent starter and will play in the league for a good amount of time. But he clearly isn't close to being a franchise talent he was touted as.
     
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    Don't worry, his legacy will forever be protected by Markelle Fultz going #1...
     
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    when has he not been injured. Bust

    playing "great" is hardly the correct description. dude was the 2nd pick and that's playing great in your eyes. yeah NO
     
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    He was playing great before he got injured. Spearheading the defense while shooting 42% from 3 you gotta be kidding me.

    That Chicago team featured the likes of Demar Derozan, Vucevic and Zach Lavine that lineup ain't exactly gonna strike terror defensively. But the Bulls were elite defensively all thanks to Lonzo and Caruso.
     
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    Brandon Roy knees
     
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    All Star is just based on popularity in terms of effectiveness on the court I take a healthy Lonzo over some all stars like Dejounte Murray and even Trae Young. Lonzo is a massive plus on both ends of the ball and he is on a relatively cheap deal. If he didn't have these injuries he would probably be a superstar himself in LA the only issue Lonzo had was his shooting right? Everybody crapped on his broke shot but he fixed all that in NO and even added elite perimeter defense. Its just that injuries always destroy his momentum when he is about to take the next step but even with that as long he can play he is a massive asset to any team.

    Very few players turn out to be franchise talent given there is always a 2nd pick every year does that mean every player who doesn't become a franchise superstar is a bust? Lonzo getting paid 25M but spearheads the team perimeter defense, shoots 42% from 3 and facilitates the offense. He may not have met expectations but he still turned out to be a good player so I doubt you can call him a bust and lump him with Benett, Hasheem Thabeet, Darko etc
     
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    you sure have a funny use of the word great. your standards are just that low i guess

    dude's a certified 2nd pick bust
     

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