While NBA rosters fill up with the top free agents coming off the board, everything on the Nikola Mirotic front has been quiet.
The 26-year-old still has not signed an offer sheet or agreed to an extension with the Bulls, and we're now a full week into free agency.
ESPN's Nick Friedell broke down the situation and the SportsTalk Live panel analyzed it on the latest edition of the show.
"Kap, basically the Bulls have told Niko, If you want to get paid big money, find it somewhere else and sign the offer sheet.' And they're waiting to see if he does," Friedell said. "I think that NIko's always wanted to be in Chicago but I think the Bulls have a pricepoint in mind that they don't want to go past and if a team goes past that point, they're going to say Niko, thanks for the memories. it was good knowing you for three years.'"
Check out the entire discussion in the video above.
For all the Bulls fans who wanted to see the organization pull off a Carmelo Anthony trade over the years, they just got their wish.
Well, sort of.
According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, the Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks have agreed to a blockbuster trade which will send Anthony to the Thunder for Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter and the Bulls' 2018 second-round pick.
Coincidentally, the Bulls traded a comparable package to what the Thunder just surrendered for the 10-time NBA All-Star.
Just before the NBA's trade deadline last February, the Bulls sent McDermott, Taj Gibson and a 2018 second-round draft choice to the Thunder for Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow.
As the Thunder load up for a postseason run in the Western Conference, the Bulls are in the midst of rebuilding year after trading Jimmy Butler earlier this offseason and not having much to show from their previous trade with the Thunder.
The Bulls let Lauvergne and Morrow depart via free agency this offseason, while Payne will start the season on the shelf after undergoing foot surgery.
After the deal becomes official via a league call on Monday, Anthony will join reigning MVP Russell Westbrook and All-Star Paul George in Oklahoma City.
The 33-year-old Anthony averaged 22.4 points and 5.9 rebounds for the Knicks last season.
David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Nick Shepkowski (670 The Score) and Dan Cahill (Chicago Sun-Times) join Kap on the panel. Jake Arrieta will return to the rotation to face the Brewers. Can he recapture his pre-injury form? Mike Glennon gets another start Sunday but should he get the hook if he struggles again?
Plus, the guys discuss the one metric that says the Bulls are the worst team in the NBA.