I think you all are SERIOUSLY disregarding the impact a 20 year jump will have on them. The game might be relatively unchanged where fundamentals are concerned, but HOLY. SHIT. The social climate of 2017 is going to fuck them up. I don't give a shit if Jordan is on a personal mission or not. The rest of the squad fucking crumbles. Jumping through time 20 years and getting an offseason to come to grips with 2017? It ain't happening. Phil Jackson can barely handle the media now, and he had time to cope with it.
Mike will probably be ok. TMZ will get ahold of legit photos of him gambling offseason and he'll have to deal with the media fall-out 24/7. That shit will NEVER go away. First question off of every reporter's lips, getting dogged from game to game? Mike punching dudes in the jaw in the locker room over stupid shit will have mom's groups and namby-pamby fucks calling for him to be suspended. He got treated like the God-Emperor in '96. He won't get the same carpet ride in 2017.
Scottie will literally fuck himself out of an NBA contract. A whole offseason to sling dick? Aardvark (as my father affectionately calls him) will be too busy dealing with the 100 paternity suits to train right. Baby mama's at every game, in every city? Hahahaha. Perpetual Maury Povich guest. He'll end up being the father of the kid who's mom has been on there like, 20 fucking times or whatever.
Dennis Rodman was a great player, no doubt. He's also fucking crazy and Rodman of '96 ain't ready for 2017. Period. He was all of, what, a year or two from all that crazy shit he was into? Marrying himself and kicking his shoes off as he sulked like a fucking baby in San Antonio? All of that's coming back. He acts like he doesn't care about anything, but that nigga was still crying on Oprah. He'll get fucking SHREDDED today with that shit.
Toni Kukoc sucked. Fuck you.
Bison Dele will straight up join ISIS and suicide bomb a slaughterhouse (because he'll be vegan. Of course he'll be fucking vegan) while wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.
The rest of the team is barely worth mentioning. Court play won't be the issue, necessarily. They'll have problems with the front courts of today because Wennington and Longley were slow as fuck and trying to run with the centers of today will wear them the fuck out. But hey, they'll still have Jordan! lol
I don't think an offseason is enough to adjust to the trappings of 2017 for them, though. Too many distractions, too much crazy shit to deal with.