Chicago's Best Vibes, Preseason Highlights, Zach, Coby, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Chicago’s Best Vibes, Preseason Highlights, Zach, Coby, and Other Bulls Bullets

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You have a point there, Mr. Westerlund.

After the Chicago Bears looked like a complete and utter trainwreck yesterday, you might as well hop on the Bulls bandwagon!

The season opener is THIS WEDNESDAY!! New players, more three’s, a faster pace, a very favorable slate to start the regular season … the Bulls could quickly become the most fun Chicago team to watch this winter. Come on, give it a shot, all the cool kids are doing it. #PeerPressure

  • Shockingly, the Bulls had their fair share of highlight-reel making plays during the preseason, so take a break from whatever you’re doing and watch them all! Come on, we both know it’ll be more fun than whatever you’re doing.

  • A bunch of The Athletic’s NBA writers sat down for a roundtable to share their thoughts on the upcoming season. Bulls reporters Darnell Mayberry and Stephen Noh provided an overall positive evaluation of the 2019-20 campaign. And the optimism continued, in part, when things shifted to a Central Division roundtable which features Mayberry and an individual beat reporter to represent each team (Detriot Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Cleveland Cavaliers). While all reporters seemed to lean in favor of an improved effort from Chicago, they weren’t set on throwing them into the playoffs just yet (cowards). The general consensus seems to peg the Bulls as the biggest wild card in the division, let alone the Eastern Conference.
  • The Bulls waived Milton Doyle, Justin Simon, and Simisola Shittu this weekend and now sit with a 16-man roster. Waiving the three players comes with little surprise, but it does show the team will look elsewhere to award it’s second two-way contract. As NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson shares, head coach Jim Boylen is seeking out the last piece: “We’ve been talking about that,” Boylen said. “We’re working on that. We’ve got our list and have reached out to some people. We’re actively in process.” With the first game this Wednesday, it’s fair to say the rest of the roster is set, so we can probably put any Alfonzo McKinnie rumors to rest.
  • Shaquille Harrison who missed the entirety of the preseason with a hamstring injury was back in action this weekend. According to The Score’s Cody Westerlund, he’ll be available for the season-opener, but I can’t imagine he’ll find his way into the game. With the Bulls rotation pretty well set, Harrison along with Chandler Hutchison and Denzel Valentine will have to fight to find their way into the picture. Fortunately for them, the Bulls’ lack of wing depth could create a shortcut to impact minutes.

  • Are the Bulls actually going to make me download TikTok?

  • Last week Wendell Carter Jr. sat down for an interview with House of Highlights. Watch it. That is all.

  • I think we need to take another moment to recognize how truly awesome this is:

  • Zach LaVine balls out in the offseason to show us he means business, while Coby White shocks the NBA with one of the best rookie showings of the preseason. Could you have asked for more? Obviously for White, I don’t expect this point average to continue, but this was a great way to build confidence. For LaVine on the other hand, if he could do all this on restricted minutes, imagine the kinds of games he can post during the regular season. The competition will get better, but he’s on his way to improving those offensive numbers from last season.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.