Will the Chicago Bulls Hold a Season-Long Bricklayers Convention?
Over the last decade or so, the NBA has embraced the simple fact that three is worth more than two. Three-point shooting — once seen as a gaudy, unreliable addition to the game, one that'd wow crowds but not win championships — has become the league's predominant offensive strategy, reaching its apogee last year when Steph Curry alone hit more threes than all but two teams attempted when the three-pointer was first introduced in the 1979/'80 season. Every team in the NBA has embraced the three-point shot; every team, that is, except Chicago. In adding new signings Rajon Rondo and Dwayne Wade to the incumbent Jimmy Butler, the Bulls are assembling the NBA's most bricktastic backcourt. Will going against conventional wisdom work for them? Or will their fans suffer through a season of masonry? It's more than likely that it'll be the latter, unfortunately.