Learning to Leverage the G-League, Pippen v. Gronk, Karl-Anthony Towns Message, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Learning to Leverage the G-League, Pippen v. Gronk, Karl-Anthony Towns Message, and Other Bulls Bullets

Chicago Bulls

I sure don’t hate this idea!

  • Shoutout Denzel!

  • Valentine and LaVine (Seattle) have now both stepped up to help their home communities! While not everyone is in a position to give back, if you have the opportunity, make sure to follow their lead!
  • The Daily Herald’s Mike McGraw wrote an interesting piece about how the Bulls could further use their G-League affiliate to their advantage. Referencing teams like the Toronto Raptors and Miami Heat, two teams who have current starters that spent developmental time in the G-League. The Bulls have used the Windy City affiliate numerous times for players working their way back from injury, and have also received some solid production from two-way player Adam Mokoka this season. However, with the direction of their franchise a bit hazy (just kidding, very hazy), it wouldn’t hurt to start funneling even more resources and time into the Windy City team.
  • According to McGraw, Jim Boylen and Windy City Bulls head coach Damian Cotter have a solid rapport, and to keep everyone in the loop, the two teams run a practically identical operation. From a philosophical standpoint, that’s wise, but logistically, that isn’t going to mean much success for either team. If Boylen is dedicating a lot of what is happening on both levels, then it’s hard to say any real development is taking place on the Windy City court either. Regardless, like everything else, all of this could very well be fixed by the Bulls revamping the front office. Some new leadership could find a more productive way to use the affiliate, and possibly develop some real rotational talent for the team at that level.
  • Over the next several years, I envision the G-League becoming an increasingly vital part of each organization’s day-to-day operations. While the games themselves may never draw your attention, the influx of talent and the (likely) upcoming transition to drafting younger players will give G-League teams a more important role. I’m not going to be surprised if more and more recognizable names over the years get their first taste of NBA action in the “minors.” I don’t think it’ll become the norm, mind you, but it’ll certainly become more prevalent.
  • Bulls-Knicks in 1996? How could you not watch it!?

  • #QuarantineActivities

  • LOL: Dennis Rodman said he could beat up Rob Gronkowski.

  • I’m sorry, Dennis, but I’d pick Gronk 10 times out of 10. If we’re talking when Rodman was in his physical prime, then maybe he could be scrappy enough to give Gronk a hard time. But since we’re talking right now … no way.
  • Excuse me, I’m going to go cry.

  • Okay, done crying. Mike Breen gave us all a very important message that ended with a bang!

  • WATCH THIS. Karl-Anthony Towns is reminding all of us how important it is to practice the proper precautions during this time. I’m rooting for you, KAT!

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.