I can’t stop watching this and laughing. Horace Grant legitimately looks like he has no idea what the hell is going on. It’s almost on the level of Winona Ryder’s reactions during the speech after Stranger Things won an award. Just all over the place.
Obviously we all know by now, but in case not, Jabari Parker is no longer going to be part of the Bulls rotation. It’s not a surprise as the Bulls are trying to figure out what exactly is going on with their roster and half-assed mutiny. They formed a leadership council yesterday committee made up of Zach Lavine, Justin Holiday, Lauri Markkanen, Bobby Portis and Robin Lopez.
Here’s the thing with Jabari Parker. There are a couple of different ways to look at it. On one side it wasn’t the worst risk to bring in Parker. It was essentially a one-year deal worth $20 million and that money can now be used in trades where they can take on a bad contract in order for young talent or draft picks.
However, the Parker signing shows just how dumb and the refusal of conversation between the front office and coaching staff. The front office brought Jabari in with the idea of him playing the three. Jabari should never be playing the three. Fred Hoiberg even said that. However, it was forced to try and play him there. Parker is best suited to play the four spot, even if he’s terrible defensively. That’s where the signing never really made sense for the Bulls. You have Lauri and Wendell Carter as your 4 and 5. If Jabari was going to refuse to come off the bench it didn’t make much sense. The Bulls should be building around those two, you have a nice young piece in Bobby Portis. You drafted Chandler Hutchison on the wing. You signed LaVine this offseason.
I now feel like I’m reacting like Horace Grant. Back to him, that is one of my all time favorite responses. Just complete confusion and the exhale at the end is perfect. Just like, oh here we go again with this goddamn team.