Chicago Bulls Lineup: Coby Against the World

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Chicago Bulls Lineup: Coby Against the World

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In case you forgot we’re still in the preseason, tonight’s Bulls lineup will happily remind you.

According to The Athletic’s Darnell Mayberry, the Bulls will be resting Tomas Satoransky, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter Jr. and Thaddeus Young. Major Bummer.

The rest is all part of the plan for Boylen though, who’s reportedly been careful about his player’s usage behind the scenes as well.

The roster will also continue to miss Wendell Carter Jr. (despite practicing fully yesterday), Chandler Hutchison, and Shaquille Harrison.

Mayberry reports Carter Jr. should be making his preseason debut this Sunday against the Toronto Raptors on the road, “barring any setbacks.” Unfortunately, when it comes to the health of the Bulls big man, “setbacks” might as well be his middle name. After tonight, the Bulls will only have two more opportunities to get Carter Jr. on the court before the regular season, so let’s hope he can make it to Sunday.

As for Hutchison and Harrison (both suffering a hamstring problem), we haven’t heard any major updates. Hutchison participated in limited practice recently, but Harrison has remained sidelined.

Well, at least with all these absences on the court tonight, we get this:

Over the course of these first two preseason games, Coby White has played a team-high in minutes. He was on the court for 25 minutes against the Milwaukee Bucks and 27 minutes against the New Orleans Pelicans. White has certainly shown decent progress over his first two games, but tonight he’ll really get an opportunity to look like the best player on the court (for Chicago, at least).

I do want to point out that the offense may well run through White a lot this evening, and it’ll be important to separate how well he’s doing with the personnel around him. He may might look bad at times, but there is also a good chance it has more to do with the players around him than his individual performance/contributions.

Anyway, give me some #CobyContent! Let’s go!

Author: Elias Schuster

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