The Chicago Bulls went all in on their rebuild this year. They traded away most of their veteran talent in favor of younger players with potential. That proved to be the case with the Chicago/OKC trade that swapped Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott with Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauverne.
But one of the main parts of that trade was Cameron Payne, who the Bulls were insistent on getting. With him, they became winners of that trade in their minds. Obviously, though, we all realize what a terrible deal that turned out to be for them.
And as bad as that trade was, it looks like it has gotten a whole lot worse. Not only did the Bulls get very little in that deal, but the one big piece they got, they've already given up on.
After just his second practice, the Bulls have all the information they need on the guy they gave up so much to get:
"We knew the second practice that he couldn’t play at an NBA level, The only reason it took two practices was because we thought maybe it was nerves in the first one."
Remember, Payne was the player Chicago demanded in the trade. Originally, the organization saw him as the "point guard of the future." Well, that was a terrible assumption, and it will come back to bite them in the butt.