Noah couldn't lead a horse to water.
Lol what?? You realize Noah had 24pts, 14 Rebs, and 6 blocks last night? Game 6 he had 14pts 15 rebs and 5 blocks. And battled as good as anybody has all year with Lopez. He is by far the emotional leader on that team and def "led the horse to water".
But, I agree that Belli has been playing great for the bulls. And he was a good pickup by them. Without Rosé, only Nate can create his own shot and score from the guard spot. Boozer and Noah are good downlow post players that can score, but without D Rose and Nate they have no guards that can shot and score and create their own shot. Them signing Belli gives them a guy that can do that. Is he great at it? No. But he's good enough to help them score some points and win ball games. It was a good situational move by the Bulls and a great opportunity for Belli to be a key factor in the bulls team this year.
That said, Belli was horrible for us last year but that doesn't mean he's bad. He's an average scorer that was on one of the worst teams in the NBA last year. And he's still a horrible defender. He was tied with Noah for high scorer last night with 24 pts, but when Belli was in the game the Bulls were -5 in points differential. When Heinrich was healthy, he was getting all the minutes Belli was getting because of his D. He was all up in DWills crap the first few games. Throughout the series before Heinrich got hurt, the bulls were +12 with him on the court in 4 games, compared to -17 for Belli the entire series.
Yes he has come up big for the bulls in the weakest part of their game without Rosé, and that is scoring. But without Noah, they either don't make the playoffs or they lose 1st round.
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This post was edited on 5/5 at 1:47 pm