Folks, I don’t know quite how to spin this one. I am thinking of what Gar Forman and John Paxson would have to do in order to get something in return for point guard Cameron Payne, and all I can think of is a quote from one of my favorite films, Tommy Boy.
“Your dad could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves!”
That is exactly what would have to happen, here. I kid you not, if the Bulls could deal Payne for six packs of Trident Layers and a couple hundred bucks, that would be considered a fleece.
Alright, I kid, I kid. That was a bit of an exaggeration, but if you have not seen that movie, do yourself a favor and make it happen.
Seriously, Payne is awful. You saw him fall out of faith with former head coach Fred Hoiberg early in the season. That’s where Ryan Arcidiacono had his minutes increased, thankfully, and the Villanova product did some nice things with that time.
The Bulls do not need Payne. Next year, he absolutely should not be on the roster. Why wait? If Chicago can get a second-rounder for Payne, that would be a huge victory.