Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
The Record Projection: 20-62 of fromal The Bet: Under with marginal confidence Yes, our listing projections only have the Chicago Bulls hitting on the under by 1.5 games. They boast lots of young talents who may break out in expeditious manner, if Zach LaVine yields from his ACL injury to average 20 points per match or Lauri Markkanen immediately proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. Among the point guards may even turn into a legitimate asset and make everyone’s lives easier.
However, the Dwyane Wade problem persists.
The prediction that Chicago will break out of these teens relies on Wade staying with the group; he on the roster. No matter how much he has declined because his prime years with the Miami Heat, he is still a rather valuable player who might function as the Bulls’ top contributor while the youngsters develop.
And making it even more troubling that the 35-year-old could be gone.
ESPN.com’s Nick Friedell clarified 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, where he will discuss joining the Cleveland Cavaliers later in year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruiting the future Hall of Famer back into the Miami Heat, as well.
Wade will not last a full season with the Bulls, making this thin team even thinner.
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