Chandler Hutchison is having some fun at the expense of his former team.
Hutchison’s Washington Wizards clinched the No. 8 seed in the East with a victory over the Indiana Pacers in the play-in game on Thursday. After the game, Hutchison took to TikTok to troll his old team, the Chicago Bulls. In his caption, Hutchison wrote, “When you get traded and help your new team to the playoffs.”
The forward Hutchison began the season with the Bulls but got traded to the Wizards at the deadline. Washington was behind Chicago in the standings at the time. But the Wizads overtook them to get the final seed in the East while the Bulls did not even make it to the play-in tournament.
But though Hutchison has gotten more minutes with the Wizards, he is still only averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per game for them. Regardless, this is probably the best troll job of the Bulls we have seen since this one.
Chicago Bulls coach Jim Boylen took some heat Sunday after one of his players played 41 minutes on a fractured toe Friday night.
Bulls forward Chandler Hutchison injured his toe late in a game last Wednesday against the Atlanta Hawks, but practiced and played Friday night. Not only did he play, but the Bulls kept him on the court for 41 minutes in a losing effort against the Los Angeles Clippers. On Saturday, he was promptly diagnosed with the injury, which will sideline him for at least two weeks.
Boylen pointed out that Hutchison wanted to play and wasn’t bothered by the injury during the game.
Boylen is an unapologetically old-school coach, which actually caused him to clash with his players initially. Players are going to want to play through anything if they can, and to be fair, the Bulls apparently did not know the extent of Hutchison’s injury when using him. Perhaps that’s one thing that could have been done better here.
The mock drafts are now irrelevant. No more talk of wingspan, upside, medicals, or trade rumors. After months of speculation, the 2018 NBA Draft is in the books.
Thursday’s first two picks went as expected: Phoenix selected DeAndre Ayton and Sacramento picked Marvin Bagley III. Then things got wacky: Atlanta picked Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic, but shipped him to Dallas for Trae Young and a 2019 first-round pick.
The surprises didn’t stop there. Michael Porter Jr. and Lonnie Walker IV plummeted. Others, like Jerome Robinson and Troy Brown, shot up the charts.
Until Summer League commences July 6, fans will scrutinize their teams’ picks. Here is our take on the five best and five worst picks of the 2018 draft.