The Chicago Bulls traded Marquis Teage to the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday in a three team deal that reeked of being a salary dump for the Bulls. This marks the second time this season that the Bulls have dumped a player and taken on virtually nothing in return, as they traded Luol Deng to the Cavs earlier this month in exchange for what amounted to be just draft picks.
Moving Teague doesn’t hurt the team too much, as he was just recently recalled from the D-League — and now we know why. But Bulls fans, and NBA fans in general, are trying to figure out why the Bulls are dumping salary overboard and not just admitting they’re doing so.
Fans reacted to the trade and the salary dump on Twitter:
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 18, 2014
I wish this trade was a three teamer and the Bulls kicked in one of the extra second rounders for Pierre Jackson’s rights.
— Brian Schroeder (@Cosmis) January 18, 2014
Have a very bad feeling the Bulls are going trade MDJ to make a bs “run” at Lebron this offseason.
— Avi Saini (@AvikarSaini) January 18, 2014
Holy crap, the Bulls traded Teague?!
— Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) January 18, 2014
I guess Jason Kidd thinks he can turn Marquis Teague into a serviceable NBA PG.
— BC (@BryanCraw4D) January 18, 2014
WE TRADED MARQUIS TEAGUE?! OMG OMG OMG OMG
— Janie James (@janiejames23) January 18, 2014
So the Marquis Teague era is over in Chicago. #Bulls
— Adam Jun (@ajbulls) January 18, 2014
Fans in Chicago aren’t sure what is going on with their team, but it’s apparent that some rings are going to get rocky if a plan isn’t hashed out.