Here’s a look at five bold predictions for the 2018-19 Chicago Bulls as they enter the second year of their rebuild.
While the Chicago Bulls failed to produce 30 wins for the first since 2003-04, they weren’t exactly the worst team in the league as some experts had predicted. On the heels of their disappointing 27-win season, the Bulls have been active during the summer.
One of the first major moves the Bulls made was matching Zach LaVine‘s offer for a four-year, $78 million deal, thus allowing them to keep their Big 3 intact. Additionally, the Bulls are also taking a chance on Chicago native Jabari Parker.
Although Parker is considered an above-average scorer, his shortcomings on the defensive end of the floor and multiple ACL injuries could be an issue in terms of how he will fit into Fred Hoiberg‘s rotation. In spite of the additions, the Bulls’s win total over/under is set at 28.5 games, per Odds Shark, which is an overly conservative number considering the number of games players missed due to injuries last season.
The Bulls will have some more growing pains as the players who are considered future franchise cornerstones attempt to develop chemistry while the rest of group attempts to carve out definitive roles within the second unit. In spite of those pains, there are a few potential scenarios that could make this an interesting season.
So without further delay, here’s a look at five bold predictions for the Bulls heading into the 2018-19 campaign.