Earlier today, Bulls executive vice president John Paxon and general manager Gar Forman held an end of the season press conference at the United Center in Chicago. In summary, because I don’t want to put the miserable burden on anybody reading this to go and try to watch it, GarPax came out and pretty much said that both of their jobs are safe, as well as Hoiberg’s, and that they firmly intend to try to pick up both Rondo and Mirotic’s options to keep them on the team. They also said that they are still open to the possibility of dealing star player and heart of the team Jimmy Butler.
I don’t even know what to say about the Bulls front office anymore. For starters, they pretty much came out and said that “significant change would be hard” and that all the bad eggs (Paxon/Forman/Hoiberg) are gonna stay in the same shitty basket. Significant change would not be hard. It would be easy as the Bulls sitting all three down The Apprentice style and say “You’re Fired”. As for Rondo and Mirotic, I’m 50/50 on it. The way Rondo was playing in the beginning of the playoffs makes me absolutely want him back, but the fact that we would have to pay him over 13 million dollars and that he is one of the biggest scumbags in the league doesn’t make me think it would be the best investment. As for Mirotic, he absolutely infuriates me. He has the making to be a really good player in the league, but whether or not it’s just bad luck or pure laziness on his part he instead is one of the most inconsistent players out there. That being said, if the Bulls did decide to let him go I have no doubt that he would become a stud on another team in pure Chicago fashion.
I am on the side of the argument that trading Butler is absolutely crazy. He is a top ten talent in the league, is beloved by the city of Chicago and is a positive figure in the community, and what the Bulls would hope to get for him would probably be some role players and a draft pick that they would hope in 5-6 years would grow to be like…… Jimmy Butler!!!
In conclusion, the front office is still the worst, the shape of the roster is still in question, and we still may or may not trade Butler. Same old song and dance with the Bulls.