Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 20-62 The Bet: Beneath with confidence that is marginal Yes, our record projections just have the Chicago Bulls hitting on the under by 1.5 games. They boast plenty of young talents who may break out in expeditious manner, if Zach LaVine returns from his ACL injury to average 20 points per game or Lauri Markkanen instantly proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. Among those point guards may even turn into a legitimate advantage and make everybody’s lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade difficulty persists.
The prediction that Chicago will break from the teens is based on Wade remaining with the team; he’s currently on the roster. However much he has declined because his prime years with the Miami Heat, he is still a rather valuable player who could serve 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 explained that a buyout is”inevitable” during an appearance on The Jump, and we’ve already seen the 2-guard tell TMZ Sports he will be having dinner with LeBron James, at which he will 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 to the Miami Heat, Too.
Wade will not last a full season with the Bulls, which makes this team.