September 1, 2017, 11:09 am
The Chicago Sun-times reported on Friday that the Bulls might be moving on from injured point guard Cameron Payne.
The quotes in this one — albeit from an unnamed source — are damning. “We knew the second practice [after he was acquired] that he couldn’t play at [an NBA] level,’’ the source said. “The only reason it took two practices was because we thought maybe it was nerves in the first one.” The reporter here is Joe Cowley and he doesn’t pull any punches. “Any [Bulls] coach who says differently is lying. . . . We got ‘Garred’ on that one,” said the source. We can’t say that we disagree with the generally disappointing play of Payne, who looked somewhat promising coming out of college. Combine that with the injury and it might be a tough road back for him.