Eastern Notes: Gibson, Embiid, Booker

With the exception of Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson is the Bulls‘ most valuable trade asset, Bobby Marks of The Vertical writes. Gibson is making $8.95MM in the final year of his contract and Marks cites the power forward’s contract along with his tremendous durability as the reasons why his value is so high.

Here’s more from the Eastern Conference:

  • Sixers GM Bryan Colangelo said that he doesn’t expect Joel Embiid‘s knee injury to linger long-term, though he added that the team’s medical staff will ultimately make the call on when he returns to the court, as Brian Seltzer of NBA.com relays. “If the injury presents as asymptomatic, and he can show he’s healthy and able to play basketball, there’s no reason he shouldn’t play,” Colangelo said. “I don’t think there’s any potential long-term effects. This is not thought to be a severe injury. It’s thought to be a complicated injury.”
  • Trevor Booker was recently moved to the bench and he’s handled coach’s decision extremely well, Zach Braziller of The New York Post writes. Booker felt it was important to show his younger teammates how to act in the face of adversity. “We got some younger guys that’s new to it,” Booker said. “For me, being that leader, showing them different things, that’s what the young guys need.” The Nets brought in the power forward to mentor the team’s youth and to help build a winning culture, as I detailed in the inaugural edition of Fantasy Hoops.
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6 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Gibson, Embiid, Booker

    • leostargensen

      That’s why they chose the statement, “to help BUILD a winning culture.” Last I checked building isn’t having. Learn to read

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      • Reflect

        I think the one lacking reading skills is you, as I never said I was referring only to the present tense. They can never have a winning culture because they don’t even have a roster good enough to win.

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        • leostargensen

          Yes you can have a winning culture without wins. Building a winning culture doesn’t happen right away so you have to struggle while building said culture. The “tense” of your argument is irrelevant

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          • Reflect

            But again, I didn’t say “build,” I said “have”. It doesn’t matter how long you focus on culture, the wins will never come if the roster is trash.

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  1. lebroning

    Watch out for the Cavs east! I will set up the guiness world record for LEBRONING!”” THE QUEEN OF FLOPS WILL RETURN!!!

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