Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
Fromal’s Record Projection: 20-62 The Bet: Under with confidence that is marginal Yes, our record projections only have the Chicago Bulls hitting the below by 1.5 games. They boast plenty of young talents who could break out in expeditious manner, whether Zach LaVine yields from his ACL injury to average 20 points per game or Lauri Markkanen immediately proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. Among those point guards may even turn into a valid asset and make everybody’s lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade problem persists.
The prediction that Chicago and these teens will break apart is based on Wade remaining with the group; he’s now on the roster, after all. No matter how far he’s declined because 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 that makes it all the more troubling the 35-year-old could be gone sooner than later.
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 tell TMZ Sports he will be having dinner with LeBron James, where he will discuss joining the Cleveland Cavaliers later in the year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruitment the future Hall of Famer back to the Miami Heat, as well.
Wade won’t last a complete season with the Bulls, making this thin team even thinner.
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