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Chicago Bulls: Trading Jimmy Butler A Bad Idea

February 17th, 2017 at 10:28 AM
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As the NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, the league-wide question seems to be whether or not the Chicago Bulls will really trade away Jimmy Butler.

By now, it seems pretty obvious: the Chicago Bulls are a hot mess.

Just not necessarily on paper. After all, they were just ranked the fourth-most valuable NBA franchise. They house the likes of stars Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo. And are making a playoff push.

But a 28-29 record is not exactly mind-blowing. Nor is holding seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

Never mind the fact that the fan base has allegedly started a “fire GarPax” campaign, directed at general manager Gar Forman and vice president John Paxson, a front office that seems to be incompetent at best.

Discount that head coach Fred Hoiberg not only has no apparent control of his team, but also continues to run a failing offensive strategy, not to mention all the turmoil happening between players themselves.

(Enter subtweeting and Instagram shade â?¦ )

So what does this all mean for the Bulls?

Well, ideally, it would lead to a total rebuild. Top-down. Management, coaching staff, roster and all. However, what is more likely to happen is a roster revamp. As long as the jobs of Forman and Paxson are secure, Hoiberg is probably not going …

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Tags: Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Fred Hoiberg, Jimmy Butler, John Paxson, Rajon Rondo, Taj Gibson, Zach LaVine

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