Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls Live The Chicago Bulls had a rough year last season. With all the changes they made during the offseason, fans are looking forward to a better year ahead. If not, then they have a wild summer next year when they can shop for an abundance of high quality free agents.   Key Offseason Moves The Bulls drafted center Wendell Carter, Jr., and guard/forward Chandler Hutchinson both in the first round. They also signed Jabari Parker to a $40M, 2-year contract with a team option. Without losing any key piece during the offseason, the Bulls are coming into the new season with a very young team. However, they had to spend a lot of money to match Sacramento’s $78M, 4-year offer to Zach Lavine. Some experts believe that the Bulls took a bold move by matching the offer, noting Lavine’s poor shooting and equally bad defense. However, since Lavine was the major piece the Bulls got for the Jimmy Butler trade, it would seem that they are giving up too soon if they let go of Lavine. Wendell Carter, Jr. also shows some promise. He fared better than most of the competition during the NBA Summer League. He manned the paint with poise and maturity way beyond his years. The Duke University big man scored 14.6 points and grabbed 9.4 rebounds a game. He also had 2 blocks per game. The Bulls can use Carter to bully smaller centers in and around the paint. The best part is, Carter is not the traditional center type. He can shoot three pointers that will force the opposing team to play honest defense. During the Summer League, he converted 42.9% of his three-ball attempts. While he may not be the team’s first offensive option right now, he can be a big contributor in the future – given proper training and development. Another potential source of contribution for Chicago is Jabari Parker – if he fully recovers from his knee injury, that is. The Bulls inked the Chicago native to a $40M, 2-year contract, with the 2nd year a team option.   2018 – 2019 Season Forecast The Bulls, to put it bluntly, aren’t expected to make a big splash this year. While they have some talent on the lineup, they don’t seem capable of finishing higher than the 8th seed in the East. To make it happen, a lot of things must happen to make it possible. On defense, the Bulls will be among the worst in the league. To make things worse, their offensive prowess may not be enough to make up for their deficiency on defense. Under head coach Fred Hoiberg, the Bulls will be undergoing an evaluation year in 2018 – 2019. The team potentially has 7 – 10 contracts expiring next season, and this could give them considerable cap space at the end of the year. A lot of high profile players will be free agents by then. All the Bulls have to decide on is which ones in the current roster to keep and use during the rebuilding phase.   CHICAGO BULLS LIVE STREAM CHICAGO BULLS LIVE WATCH BULLS ONLINE FREE WATCH BULLS GAMES LIVE