Originally Posted by Quata
i dont think you get why the bulls are doing these trades. They are purely setting up for next year. Shedding contracts and getting expirers in return.
They keep: Rose/Deng/Gibson/Noah/Rookies and try to get rid of the rest, and get bosh next season.
I just don't get how getting rid of salmons, who other than a few games, has been completely irrelevant, hurts our team. TT also has really done nothing...other than a couple big games coming off his injury. He hardly even got minutes as of lately.
This really doesn't change the outlook on this season all that much. We are still a team that is going to contend for a decent seed in the playoffs, and likely lose in the 1st (likely) or 2nd round.
Also, this trade helps johnson finally get some minutes (hopefully), which can't hurt the bulls future.