Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 20-62 The Bet: Under with confidence Yes, our record projections only have the Chicago Bulls hitting the below by 1.5 games. They boast plenty of young talents who may split in expeditious fashion, if Zach LaVine returns 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 persists.
The prediction that Chicago and the teens will break apart relies on Wade remaining with the group; he on the roster. However much he has declined because his prime years with the Miami Heat, he’s still a rather valuable player who might function as the Bulls’ top contributor while the youngsters develop.
And that makes it even more troubling 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’ll be having dinner with LeBron James, where 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 back into the Miami Heat, as well.
Wade won’t last a complete season with the Bulls, making this team thinner.
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