On the latest Bulls Talk Podcast, Mark Schanowski, Kendall Gill, and Kevin Anderson break down the Kyrie Irving trade rumors, Derrick Rose’s move to Cleveland, and Kendall’s appearance in the ‘Big 3’.
Kendall shares what it was like when he wanted out of Charlotte, and how Rose to the Cavs only works if Kyrie is gone.
The trio also explains why Bulls fans should not feel like they ‘missed out’ on trading for Irving. Plus behind-the-scenes of KG’s hometown return to the court.
Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:
At one time, Derrick Rose was cruising towards becoming one of the NBA's highest-paid players.
Not any longer.
The point guard agreed to terms with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $2.1 million deal - otherwise known as the veterans minimum - on Tuesday. That's quite a fall from grace for the 2011 MVP.
To be fair, the 28-year-old could have pocketed more if he signed with a number of other teams, but he prioritzed winning this offseason.
Either way, for a guy coming off his best offensive season (18 points per game on 47 percent shooting) since 2012, the low salary is somewhat of a surprise.
To contextualize the deal, here's a look at former Bulls teammates who will bring home more bacon next season:
Player | 2017-2018 salary | 2016-2017 points per game | 2016-2017 rebounds per game | 2016-2017 assists per game
Jimmy Butler | $19.3 million | 23.9 points | 6.2 rebounds | 5.5 assists
Joakim Noah | $17.8 million | 5.0 points | 8.8 rebounds | 2.2 assists
Luol Deng | $17.1 million | 7.6 points | 5.3 rebounds | 1.3 assists
Pau Gasol | $16 million | 12.4 points | 7.8 rebounds | 2.3 assists
Taj Gibson | $14 million | 10.8 points | 6.2 rebounds | 0.9 assists
Omer Asik | $10.6 million | 2.7 points | 5.3 rebounds | 0.5 assists
Tom Thibodeau | $10 million | 24.2 "ice" yells per game
Tony Snell | $9.9 million | 8.5 points | 3.1 rebounds | 1.2 assists
E'Twaun Moore | $8.4 million | 9.6 points | 2.1 rebounds | 2.2 assists
Cristiano Felicio | $7.8 million | 4.8 points | 4.7 rebounds | 0.6 assists
D.J. Augustin | $7.2 million | 7.9 points | 1.5 rebounds | 2.7 asssists
Kyle Korver | $7.8 million |10.1 points | 2.8 rebounds | 1.6 assists
Marco Belinelli | $6.6 million | 10.5 points | 2.4 rebounds | 2.0 assists
Justin Holiday | $4.6 million | 7.7 points | 2.7 rebounds | 1.2 assists
Doug McDermott | $3.3 million | 9.0 points | 2.7 rebounds | 0.9 assists
* We're not sure the exact salary of Brian Scalabrine, but the Big 3 may be paying him more than $2.1 million. *