๐Ÿ’ฌ This Quote from Hollinger Turned into More than a Micropost

November 28, 2021 โ˜ผ ๐Ÿ€ โ˜ผ ๐Ÿ‚ โ˜ผ ๐Ÿ’ฌ

๐Ÿ’ฌ John Hollinger for The Athletic:

But so far, all the data in Chicago point in the same direction. Seemingly overnight, a soft, vanilla, LaVine-dependent Chicago team from a year ago has been replaced by a part-throwback, part-small ball hybrid that doesnโ€™t shoot 3s and constantly pesters opponents on defense but also plays small and fast and will run you to death if they turn you over.

Saved this quote to post a couple weeks ago, but itโ€™s still relevant. The Bulls three-point shooting is worrying, which is why using Coby as a trade piece for a PF makes me a bit nervous. Unless they can bring in a three-point shooting 4 who isnโ€™t a liability defensively, than I think holding onto Coby as your shooting punch off the bench (a la Lou Will // Jamaal Crawford) is more important.

Which brings me back to my two posts from last night about whether letting Lauri go was the right move or not. He is a liability defensively, but if he is your starting four, Caruso, Coby, PatWil give you a formidable top 8 for the playoffs.

Bulls wonโ€™t contend for a championship this year anyways. Find a PF in the off-season who can compete with PatWil for the starting spot, and you build yourself a real formidable 8 while the older guys (DeRozan and Vooch) still have some legs.