White and Gafford Can Anchor the Second Unit and Other Bulls Bullets

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White and Gafford Can Anchor the Second Unit and Other Bulls Bullets

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After the emotional damage the Cubs have inflicted upon me over the course of this season, I NEED basketball.

I know, the Bulls are going to hurt me too, but it’s a different kind of pain. The Cubs get your hopes up and then crush them. On the other hand, the Bulls just offer a perpetual state of frustration. Hey, I can deal with that, especially because when they win it’s a happy surprise!

  • Chances are you’ve already watched these highlights, but chances are you also want to watch them again!


  • Coby White and Daniel Gafford both had a solid Summer League performance (we’re just going to forget about the whole “White can’t make a three-pointer” thing), and the two demonstrated some instant chemistry on the court. The first bucket of Summer League for the Bulls came via a White-to-Gafford alley-oop, woohoo! I expect to see these two on the court with one another plenty during the preseason; however, it’s not crazy to think these two will anchor the second unit together throughout the season as well. Both players are in line to earn a significant back-up role at their respective position.
  • Sports Illustrated released its all-decade teams … and no Bulls made the cut (*queue unsurprised sigh*). If we’re being honest, Derrick Rose has a pretty strong case to AT LEAST be on the All-Decade Third Team. Sports Illustrated’s Jeremy Woo did throw Rose on the snubs list, so thanks, my man. I understand the reasoning for Rose not being on the list, the longevity of success just wasn’t there, but the guy was still one of the most explosive players in the game during his prime.
  • Zach, you better not make this an excuse not to play defense! That isn’t your thumb, mister!


  • If you ever wanted Lauri Markkanen clips synced up to sensual music, Reddit’s got you covered.

Someone here requested a Lauri Markkanen video with sensual music. I’m here to deliver. from chicagobulls

  • Wow, I might actually have to watch more G-League games. A newly formatted winter tournament will showcase the 28 teams through a seeding process with the top-4 teams all receiving first-round byes. The winter showcase games have already been positive for players looking to land on an NBA roster in the past (the Bulls signed Brandon Sampson to a two-way contract after his performance last season), but this takes it to another level. Not only will this format potentially grab a bigger audience, but the competitive nature is also ramped up even more with a $100,000 team-incentive.

  • Also, this acts as a continued experiment for instituting a mid-season tournament into the NBA, something that’s been discussed heavily in recent league meetings.
  • Team USA’s utterly atrocious performance at the FIBA World Cup means I’m still salty that Zach LaVine didn’t receive an invite.

  • Yup, basically how I feel about every single Zach LaVine conversation.

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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.