The Chicago Bulls sent point guard Cameron Payne to the D-League. Payne Was averaging 6 PPG, shooting 33% and 25% from the free throw line.
Chicago traded Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a package deal that included Cameron Payne and Anthony Morrow.
The Bulls liked Payne because of what they saw in the draft.
“When Cam came out in the draft, we were, very high on him, Vice President John Paxson said, via Chicago Tribune.”
“We had some real good discussion about even trying to get him in that draft. We see him as a young guy who develop and get better.”
Since the Bulls traded Derrick Rose, the point guard position has been the worse position on the team. Chicago is still trying to find a consistent PG that can play every day.
Chicago signed Rajon Rondo at the beginning of the season, but he didn’t perform well. The coaches and scouts felt like Rondo was too slow and not operating the offense right, so they went to start Jerian Grant. Grant started at point guard but his play wasn’t consistent, so they went to Micheal Carter-Williams, Williams thrived in his PG role for a couple of games, but he was not compatible either. Chicago is back at step one and is starting Rajon Rondo.
The Bulls front office have been having problems with the rotation lately, and the players have been letting them hear it. Nikola Mirotic and Rajon Rondo stepped up and said something about to some reporters.
“IT’S BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO ENJOY THE GAME,” MIROTIC SAID.
“We should continue to try to move up in seeding versus experimenting.” “Just no consistency,”Rondo told The Score.