Free Agent Talk, Billy’s Fish Tank, LaVine Reads Mean Tweet and More Bulls Bullets

Where’s the SpongeBob meme?

Someone give me the dang meme!?



As Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer broke the news this morning, I felt exactly like those hungry Krusty Krab customers. Finally, after weeks of sweating one Zach LaVine rumor after another, we finally got a report that landed in favor of the Bulls.

The two-time All-Star is expected to lollygag when it comes time to agree a new deal with the Chicago Bulls. This is the result that many of us initially expected, and it is the result that is now being reported in the way that we all hoped for.

  • To be absolutely clear, nothing is set in stone until pen is put to paper in July. And we have to wait and see if others join Fischer in reporting a similar story. Still, given all the smoke that’s been rising in the air since the Bulls’ season ended, it’s refreshing to see LaVine’s narrative return.
  • Hopefully this marks the start of a fairly easy path to a LaVine signing, allowing us to focus much more on the rest of free agency and the even closer 2022 NBA Draft. After all, the work done in both will be critical to ensuring the Bulls improve from last season’s first playoff appearance since 2017. The last thing this organization can afford is a step back, especially after sacrificing so many assets to build this existing core around LaVine. .
  • With that in mind, I have no doubt that we will see Arturas Karnisovas pursue veteran talent this offseason. Whether through trade or the mid-level exception, the Bulls are a winning team that have shown this season that they need to have consistently reliable bodies to take the next step. Does a EuroLeague superstar tick that box?
  • In Fischer’s latest article, he reiterated the Bulls’ past interest in Vasilije Micic. The former EuroLeague MVP’s draft rights currently belong to the OKC Thunder, and the Bulls are rumored to be considering him on multiple occasions.

Micic, 28, led Turkish club Anadolu Efes to the 2020-21 EuroLeague title while winning EuroLeague MVP and has attracted commercial interest from several playoff teams, such as Milwaukee and Chicago, it said. sources.

  • Another name I keep pondering is Thaddeus Young. Karnisovas moved the old friend on last summer as part of the sign-and-trade deal that put DeMar DeRozan red, but there was still speculation the plan was to keep Young in town. He played arguably the best basketball of his career under Donovan in 2020-21, and he filled a much-needed position at the forefront. With the Bulls still looking for depth in the frontcourt, they could do a lot worse than Young, who finished as a positive defenseman for the seventh straight season. Not to mention he should be able to fit into the Bulls’ limited price range.
  • Unfortunately, I see two big problems in a potential Young reunion. The first thing to note is that Young wasn’t happy with how his departure from Chicago went, saying he found out about it online before he got a message from the team. He doesn’t seem like someone who holds grudges (and he might be particularly quick to forgive given that he and LaVine are close friends), but it’s something to consider. Second, Michael Scotto of HoopsHype reported that Young’s current team hopes to keep him in town:

Toronto Raptors want to re-sign Young Thaddeus in free agency, league sources told HoopsHype. Toronto gave up a first-round pick in the draft as part of the trade to acquire Young, and the Raptors believe he’s a good veteran in the locker room who can still contribute on the field.

  • If you really like fish, Billy Donovan is the head coach for you. Cichild Bros installed a huge fish tank in their Chicago home last year, and they’ve given an update on how things are going below. For a full 22-minute rundown of the setup (which includes Donovan himself), you can go here.
  • Andrew Wiggins carried the Warriors to a well-deserved win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, making Thursday’s game a game-changing possibility.
  • I don’t want to be some kind of buzzkill, but the ratings aren’t what they once were across the board, so I don’t know how much stock to put in there:
  • Zach LaVine has been a frequent guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s famous “mean tweets” series, and he made another appearance in the video posted last night. I give the insult a 4/10. Pretty weak stuff, in my opinion.
  • Happy birthday to one of the most iconic shots in NBA history.
  • whispers: time for an exchange

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