Locked On Bulls is back with a special bonus episode post-NBA trade deadline dedicated solely to Bulls fans reacting to the Otto Porter Jr. deal. The guys take all of your voicemails, texts, tweets, and reactions in addition to any other breaking news in this special edition mailbag episode.
The guys get a lot of mixed reaction as the NBA trade deadline comes and goes, normally the Chicago Bulls are not players at the deadline. Now that the Bulls acquired Porter and have limited cap space will they be addressing the point guard position? Bulls fans want to know why they had to give up a pick in the deal and were unable to get anything back with having to take on so much of Otto Porter Jr.’s contract? Jordan and Matt discuss the value of the deal and whether it’s fair to question what kind of leverage the Bulls had.
The guys take some calls from angry Bulls fans who are fed up with the lack of direction from this team. The guys try to make some sense of when the Bulls decided to pull the plug on taking a run at free agency this summer. The guys discuss whether or not Porter will actually help or hurt the draft position in the remaining 28 games this season. Did the Bulls do Bobby Portis wrong by trading him and not staying loyal? The guys discuss how Portis was proving to be one of the glue guys to this team but did turn down an opportunity to stay long-term in the fall.
Will Otto Porter Jr. have an impact on this Bulls team and what do the guys expect out of him? Bulls fans are wondering how the other guys on the team are taking the trade of Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis. Will Porter be able to help bring a desperate need of outside shooting at the wing and open things up for Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine? The guys also discuss how this move will impact the Bulls scouting the upcoming NBA Draft. All of this and so much more on Locked On Bulls. Drop the guys a voicemail or text at (331)-979-1369.