Chicago Bulls: 11-2
Especially when that team spent the exhibition schedule taxing its turning players than most — A 4-4 preseason would normally raise questions regarding a group’s fitness for title contention.
But the Chicago Bulls got exactly what they wanted out of this month of October: Derrick Rose looked like himself. Sam Smith of Bulls.com said Rose”generally bordered involving magnificent and spectacular in his preseason progression,” along with the former MVP closed things out with a boom. In the final two tuneups of Rose, he scored 57 points in 56 minutes. Over the preseason, he connected on 43 percent of the triples.
And do not worry: He seemed reckless and fast as he did three years back.
In fact, it’s probably reasonable to worry about the recklessness.
At any rate, Chicago fought to adapt in the rotation, which largely explains its underwhelming record. Tom Thibodeau remains currently experimenting with Gasol’s role alongside Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson. Additionally, some defense was to be expected with Doug McDermott and rookies Nikola Mirotic getting familiar with Thibs’ system.
Jimmy Butler’s thumb injury marred an otherwise healthful preseason, but if the most significant setback merely leaves a role player”daily,” based on K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls will take it.
With Rose the Bulls are very, very scary.
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