Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
The Record Projection: 20-62 of fromal The Bet: Under with confidence Yes, our record projections only have the Chicago Bulls hitting the below by 1.5 games. They boast lots of young talents who may split in expeditious manner, whether Zach LaVine yields from his ACL injury to average 20 points per match or Lauri Markkanen immediately proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. Among the point guards may even turn into a valid asset and make everyone’s lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade difficulty continues.
The forecast that Chicago and the teenagers will break apart relies on Wade with the team; he’s currently 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 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 seen the 2-guard tell TMZ Sports he will be having dinner with LeBron James, where he will presumably discuss linking the Cleveland Cavaliers later in year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruitment the future Hall of Famer straight back into the Miami Heat, as well.
Wade won’t last a complete season with the Bulls, making this thin team.
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