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Are initial CBA offers as scary as they sound?

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Are initial CBA offers as scary as they sound?

Throughout the latest saga of CBA-related news, owners came out and included a desire for a salary cap rollback as part of their first propositions to the NHLPA.

This offer was in addition to the owners' initial five points of change they want to see in the new CBA.

Despite being new to the world of CBA negotiations, Canucks goaltender Cory Schneider has already proven he's ready to play a significant part in this offseason's discussions. He shared his take on the first round of offerings with The Ottawa Citizen's Elliott Pap.

"It's a starting point," Schneider said. "We're going to consider it and figure out what our counter proposal is going to be. Yes, it is a little shocking when you first look at it, but again, that's how negotiations work. You aim high and then try to move back from there.

"There is going to have to be a lot of give and take for us to come to an agreement, so we're not too worried and we're not panicking right now. We're just going to take it one meeing at a time."

Wendell Carter Jr. talks up his fit with Lauri Markkanen: 'We're going to be unstoppable'

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Wendell Carter Jr. talks up his fit with Lauri Markkanen: 'We're going to be unstoppable'

Draft prospects always get asked about how they would fit in with the best players on various teams. Once they are drafted, that goes double

New Bulls' draft pick Wendell Carter Jr. didn't disappoint with his answer about how he can play with Lauri Markkanen, the Bulls' first-round pick from the year before.

“We’re going to be unstoppable," Carter Jr. said to reporters in Brooklyn. "He is a great player, someone I can learn from. A great young player. Someone I can learn from on and off the court. With my work ethic, as I come in I’m going to do all I can do to help my team to win. I think we’ll definitely complement one another on both ends of the court.”

Carter Jr. could play the center next to Markkanen at the power forward spot to form a formidable frontcourt if both players continue to develop.

On the ESPN broadcast of the draft, Chauncey Billups talked about the two big guys and the state of the Bulls in general after Carter Jr. was picked.

"I love what they're putting together there," Billups said of the Bulls. "I like their backcourt with Dunn and LaVine. These two big guys, him and Markkanen, are going to play very well together."

Bulls fulfill their promise, take Boise State's Chandler Hutchinson at No. 22

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Bulls fulfill their promise, take Boise State's Chandler Hutchinson at No. 22

Chandler Hutchinson abruptly cancelled his NBA Combine trip a month ago because of a promise given to him by a team in the 20s.

And the Bulls fulfilled that reported promise on Thursday night by taking Hutchinson with the 22nd overall pick.

Hutchinson, a senior, came on strong in his final two seasons with Boise State, and as a senior averaged 20.0 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 31.0 minutes. He shot nearly 48 percent from the field, shot a respectable 36 percent from 3-point range and averaged 1.5 steals.

The pick comes after the Bulls opted for the safe route and Duke center Wendell Carter with the 7th pick.

The Bulls were in desparate need of versatility on the wing and they get it in Hutchinson, who projects as someone who can play both forward positions.