Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 20-62 The Bet: Under with marginal confidence Yes, our record projections just have the Chicago Bulls hitting the under by 1.5 games. They boast lots of young talents who may split in expeditious fashion, whether Zach LaVine yields from his ACL injury to average 20 points per match or Lauri Markkanen instantly proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. Among the point guards could even turn into a legitimate asset and make everybody’s lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade difficulty persists.
The prediction that Chicago will break from the teens relies on Wade staying with the group; he is now on the roster, after all. However far he’s declined because his prime years with the Miami Heat, he is still a fairly valuable player who might function as the Bulls’ leading contributor while the kids develop.
And that makes it even more troubling that the 35-year-old may be gone.
ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell clarified that a buyout is”inevitable” during an appearance on The Jump, and we’ve already seen the 2-guard inform TMZ Sports he will be having dinner with LeBron James, where he will discuss linking the Cleveland Cavaliers later in the year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruiting the future Hall of Famer straight back to the Miami Heat, Too.
Wade won’t last a full season with the Bulls, making this team.
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