Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
The Record Projection: 20-62 of fromal The Bet: Beneath with confidence that is marginal 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, whether Zach LaVine returns from his ACL injury to average 20 points per game or Lauri Markkanen immediately proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. One of the point guards could even become a valid advantage and make everyone’s lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade difficulty persists.
The prediction that Chicago will break from these teens is based on Wade with the team; he is now on the roster, after all. No matter how far he’s declined since his prime years with the Miami Heat, he’s still a fairly valuable player who might serve as the Bulls’ leading contributor while the kids develop.
And making it even more troubling that the 35-year-old could be gone.
ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell explained that a buyout is”inevitable” during an appearance on The Jump, and we have already seen the 2-guard inform TMZ Sports he’ll be having dinner with LeBron James, at which he will presumably discuss joining 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, Too.
Wade won’t last a complete season with the Bulls, making this team.
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