The Washington Wizards are reportedly having a fire sale. Could the Chicago Bulls be buyers? We tackle the rumors.
Boy, oh boy. This season has been quite the ride for both the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Neither team looks anything like a playoff contender at this point, but for completely different reasons.
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The Wizards, for one, are amidst some internal tension — let’s call it that, just to make it sound a little nicer than what it really is. Apparently, that locker room is a total mess. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski basically summed the situation up like this: “They don’t like each other.”
I’m no coach, but that’s more than likely a big problem, right?
The Bulls, on the other hand, are struggling to put healthy bodies on the floor every night. Second-year forward and potentially-budding star Lauri Markkanen has been out a while with an elbow injury. Some reports have him missing even more time than was originally expected, which is unfortunate.
To top it off, swingman Denzel Valentine, who was expected to be ready for the start of the season, is now out for the remainder of the year due to needing ankle surgery.
It has come down to the Bulls nearing another year of full-on tanking. Seriously, it’s already happening. Let’s embrace it.
Back to Washington.
With so much tension amidst the team, several reports say that the Wizards are open for business. Every player is on the table for the right offer. Yes, even point guard John Wall.
Would it be crazy for the Bulls to land an All Star point guard like Wall? It might be. Is it possible? Absolutely. Let’s look at how it could happen.