CTL's debate about Luol Deng and the Olympics gets heated
Thu, 21 Jun 2012|
Teddy Greenstein and David Kaplan engage in a spirited debate about whether Luol Deng should play in the 2012 Olympics - 6/21
They really can't do anything free agent wise they are any cap space that's probably there are only but when you say bad contracts he's the second best player in the team. I -- yeah there's that big of a big difference between Derrick Rose and Luol -- and on a championship team great -- they should probably would a third. Thought about what they would they be thinking about moving him if he decided to have that surgery and you don't say that he had that -- wasn't playing the Olympics are they a little bit ticked. I don't know you know what he's also the guy that they can move they are mad they're right I think I -- vina I think I'll get moved Boozer Nadal -- -- we -- supposed to -- villiers. -- you need to be down on this topic again just like the LeBron -- you have a crush on it and Buffalo -- -- -- most people out there are a few our great nation represent this country and play in the Olympics yes when he needs. A three month rehab after surgery and he's make it 72 million NBA regular season my friend NBA regular doesn't matter misses a -- really they alienated him while he beyond his wildest dream I had this to but. Screw you guys I'm going to play for my second country. That's garbage when I've had this debate with people they say I can't believe anybody would even bring it up to see you know I it's is it that easily into what is it about I -- right -- secondary that's what's it. They gave this man's family everything. My life. And now they -- the games are in London that somebody would think that you shouldn't play for the Olympics because arrested tree I mean it's it's completely. I understand -- things. For me and I understand him wanting to do this but I completely understand the Bulls are coming from and again. You know that England basketball association is not sign in his tracks. And that's what you know that's why there's more to life than money I could give it back then how exactly I'm sure maybe he would but there's something called bargaining that's taken place like that. Anywhere and they don't know that have a contract go to didn't tell you go to concerts and other than that I could you know what. They did give you back the money I'm going to miss. When I can't play I'm gonna write you a check here it is -- that I did in the here's the analogy you have a child who's getting married. But it's a big Cubs weekend and and CSN -- WGN says you know what we pay your check you can't go to the way -- hurt you at all. -- because yeah. Scheduled my son's bar mitzvah around the Cobbs we looked at it and said says well. You know -- -- -- hey there's a chance because they really won the division that you're that they could be deep in the playoffs here and we moved it a month later it worked out. This is why would NBA stars and and pro athletes are berg should not be playing Olympics or at least not playing -- you know if we haven't injury. Again I I completely understandable position I was in -- -- -- position through what I understandable being upset about this and you know trying to dissuade them. From doing -- and what do you know if you out. There's no guarantee with both up at this team you can say yes the NBA regular season -- may not make the play out. That she's so let's say on the wall thing how many -- using in these tournaments next year the speculation is that he has to have the surgery were two outs like -- well right that he doesn't come back till. He'll -- thirty to forty games would be back I late at high side so let's say it's thirty games in those thirty games. How many would they have won had he played that -- now lose. Give me the bulls' record in those 381 intend. To the 2010 with -- -- were they without. Well -- 100 when you think you're below all day is personally responsible you're defending gay said he the second best player and it didn't happen I think you guys goes and look what the wrong guy -- -- -- -- guys knows it yet come against the Derrick Rose missed your what was the bulls' record. It's obvious they are -- was cutting my second best player and I thought I could give us I never in the team and -- Rhodes is the best start and what was the Bulls run around there once but thirds of their games so you don't but sooner so I don't -- -- -- -- Sunday just hit. One players -- -- of ten games it's no names like port. It's maybe diversify -- also not February also Dockett have Korver five regular season games you're gonna tell the -- thing that he can't play for his country in the London Olympics five or is it maybe won't may be one slot in the one seed in the playoffs. The end is all but the playoffs anyway do you follow the NBA that's all -- -- -- post season and clearly decider you. Volume I agree that it's you know it step it up for a playoff some there's a lot of teams -- dragged during the regular season but the only argument that I that I. I'm curious about what love situation. He's about giving back to -- dad and stuff. The contract he has from the bull's gives them that money. That he's able to give back right you know so. I kind of -- -- direct correlation there like hey. You all these guys for giving you the money that you were able to. You know spread the wealth and help -- country help. You know you're you're you're you're actual card for sure what the hell yeah yeah he feels a lot of loyalty and understanding -- -- he would feel more loyal to do to that situation didn't to -- I think that team is not gonna be important for a few -- right right right but -- just covered about -- now if he needs you know the money that he gets from the Bulls with his. Nice contract that he has. He's able to do these things over in his country got hot out -- speculation is the Bulls are not happy I completely understand their position will agree to disagree. It's why should be -- 123 -- in which is what the NBA has around trying to do and this may be the last time yes -- -- unquote starter or star from 23 over. Will be in the Olympics and I think it's -- right move right I just I did just bad it just creates too many. Situations like you must happen in hockey word guy and it's marred only injured and you want to be the worst thing in hockey facial almost -- about. And now you're you're sending your guys -- mini Olympics and -- shutting your season not any good zero back to return for -- even Q what are hockey that is in the NBA other point that I here. People bring up specific to this situation is -- what is Great Britain really gonna do in the Olympics I mean they even get to the medal round I mean if they were. A serious contender can see them you know. Maybe -- I have to -- -- a very good running back but then you'd also want. Then you also want England had to pay his insurance. Did I hear that correctly that I don't do you know if you're on Rivera some sort of you know questionable who would only they had insurance Lofton -- games opponent -- -- -- let you know arms and how many games and they -- England and actually I don't let's talk a point -- I mean it's not mean yeah I mean it's more. -- opening ceremonies rock you know walking with the England continued to hit come back and it -- certainly do that because Carriker beat Connecticut. Not like black and Charlie and I cannot override -- this -- I saw him shoot the evidence that -- he didn't even have anything on his left wrist so maybe won't even need -- certainly he's still maybe say you want to sit out and and a doctor tells them all -- fine you know it's hard but you can't -- anything away -- while he's a great personality stands for great things.