Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 20-62 The Bet: Beneath with confidence Yes, our record projections only have the Chicago Bulls hitting on the below by 1.5 games. They boast plenty of young talents who may break out in expeditious fashion, if 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. One of those point guards could even turn into a legitimate asset and make everyone’s lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade difficulty continues.
The prediction that Chicago and these teenagers will break apart is based on Wade with the team; he is currently on the roster, after all. No matter how much he’s declined because his prime years with the Miami Heat, he is still a rather valuable player who could function as the Bulls’ top contributor while the youngsters develop.
And that makes it even more troubling that the 35-year-old may be gone sooner than later.
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 tell TMZ Sports he will be having dinner with LeBron James, at which he will discuss linking the Cleveland Cavaliers after in the year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruitment the future Hall of Famer back to the Miami Heat, as well.
Wade will not last a full season with the Bulls, making this thin team.
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