Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
The Record Projection: 20-62 of fromal The Bet: Beneath with marginal confidence Yes, our listing projections just 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 game or Lauri Markkanen immediately proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. One of those point guards could even become a valid asset and make everybody’s lives easier.
However, the Dwyane Wade difficulty persists.
The prediction that Chicago will break from these teenagers is based on Wade with the group; he on the roster, after all. However much he has declined since his prime years with the Miami Heat, he’s still a fairly valuable player who might function as the Bulls’ top contributor while the youngsters develop.
And making it all the more troubling that the 35-year-old could be gone sooner than later.
ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell explained that a buyout is”inevitable” during an appearance on The Jump, and we have seen the 2-guard inform TMZ Sports he will be having dinner with LeBron James, where he will presumably discuss linking the Cleveland Cavaliers after in year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruiting the future Hall of Famer back into the Miami Heat, Too.
Wade will not last a full season with the Bulls, which makes this team much thinner.
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