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BULLS BASKETBALL IS BACK (Kinda)! And Other Bulls Bullets

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Hopefully, you read that to the tune of Everybody by the Backstreet Boys … if not, go back and do that now. Done? Good … Because we get to watch some legitimate Bulls basketball tonight!

Preseason might not grab your attention every year, but considering all the new talent around the club, I’d say it’s worth tuning in from the get-go.

  • I’m curious to find out whether Jim Boylen will start the preseason off with a conservative squad or opt to just throw Thaddeus Young at point guard because #WhyNot (kidding … though it’s the preseason, so I’m in). We know that Boylen is planning to mix and match his starting lineup over the course of these next five games, and – chances are – it’s mostly to see what he’s working with at point guard. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if Boylen starts with a familiar look (Dunn, LaVine, Porter, Markkanen, Carter Jr.), and chooses to save Satoransky’s legs to clock minutes off the bench at both point guard and small forward with Chandler Hutchison out.
  • Of course, that all hinges on whether Carter Jr. even plays tonight. None of his Training Camp injuries have been major, but it appears as though the staff has been quick to take guys off the court if they suffer any bumps or bruises – and after last season, that’s not a bad idea.
  • Sam Smith hitting us with a very solid preview for tonight’s game. Get excited!!

  • The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry shared his Top-5 storylines to watch out for this preseason. Can you guess number one? It’s Coby White, duh. The rookie point guard has been getting his fair share of praise throughout Training Camp, and we should get to see plenty of him on the court against Milwaukee tonight. Honestly, all I’m looking for right away is how well he can shoot the ball. Right now, the thought process is he’ll spend a lot of time off the ball to start the year, so I’d love to have a nice three-point percentage to replace that 10 percent Summer League clip.
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  • Yeah, so this is actually a pretty cool idea on Boylen’s part.

  • Apparently, after White missed his last free throw, Adam Mokoka had a chance to redeem him by knocking down two, which he did. The team proceeded to celebrate. Is it just me or do you kind of love that?
  • National Power Rankings time, The Athletic’s Zach Harper has the Bulls as the 23rd best team in the NBA, while ESPN’s Zach Lowe grouped Chicago into the “borderline playoff team” category in one of his latest articles. Do with that information what you will.
  • LaVine looks ready to dunk on everyone.

  • Some former Bulls are still sitting in the free-agent market, so NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson turned back the clock to relive some of their finest moments. Keep your hopes up, boys!
  • Go for the Bulls basketball, stay for the dope food. The United Center has revamped its menu for the upcoming season. If you are a food-lover (which you definitely are), check out Eater’s piece about the concourse changes.
  • I don’t know how you could have missed it, but the Pinstripes are back!!!

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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.