Eastern Notes: Carter, Clarkson, Fall, Tyndall

Bulls second-year center Wendell Carter will be the foundation of the team’s defense, Mark Strotman of NBC Sports Chicago writes. Carter will do most of the dirty work, along with being used as an offensive facilitator. The Bulls will rely on him for shot-blocking as well as to mask some of his teammates’ defensive shortcomings, Strotman adds.

We have more from around the Eastern Conference:

  • Jordan Clarkson and Tristan Thompson are the Cavaliers veterans with the most trade value beyond Kevin Love, according to Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Matthew Dellavedova, John Henson and Brandon Knight rank next in terms of trade value, as all have expiring contracts, Fedor notes, but none are core pieces.
  • Celtics rookie center Tacko Fall suffered a mild knee sprain in a collision going up for a block during a workout, Jared Weiss of The Athletic tweets. He’s expected to be sidelined for only a week, Weiss adds. Fall, an undrafted 7’6” center, was signed to an Exhibit 10 contract in July.
  • Donnie Tyndall has officially been named head coach of the Pistons’ G League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, the NBAGL team tweets. The Pistons’ plan to hire Tyndall was first reported in July. Tyndall has spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach with the Raptors 905, helping win a league championship under Jerry Stackhouse in 2017.
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3 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Carter, Clarkson, Fall, Tyndall

  1. Bulls should try get involved in a Bradley Beal trade to the Nuggets. Instead of Harris going to Washington they should pinch him and give away LaVine.

    I don’t think LaVine and White will make a good back court but I think White and Harris would be a good young combo.

    Wizards: Zach LaVine, Micheal Porter Jr, Malik Beasley and a first round pick.
    Bulls: Gary Harris
    Nuggets: Bradley Beal

    • IslandFlava

      No way will Denver or should trade MPJ he is the steal of last years draft & if his health is good he is a guy that one day will be in the MVP conversation… Beal is a star player no doubt, but MPJ has much more potential. Denver can have a top frontcourt with MPJ as a 3, Jokic 5 & a player a la Millsap at 4… with shooters like Murray & Harris, they don’t need much more really. Last year they should have been in the WCF to be fair, so they are already the elite in the league & a team to beat. Adding MPJ this year is just a huge bonus.

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