Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Hornets (6:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Hornets (6:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

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Broadcast Info

Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets (6:00 CT) on NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (Audio)

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters:

1. Coby White
2. Zach LaVine
3. Patrick Williams
4. Lauri Markkanen
5. Daniel Gafford

Injury Report: Wendell Carter Jr. OUT (quad)

Charlotte Hornets

Projected Starters:

1. Devonte’ Graham
2. Terry Rozier
3. Gordon Hayward
4. PJ Washington
5. Cody Zeller

Injury report: n/a

What to Watch For

•   I know it sounds silly, but the Bulls have to worry about Cody Zeller. The Hornets starting center is back in the lineup after suffering a hand injury, and he gave the team all kinds of problems in their four matchups last season. He is a physical big man and strong rim-runner, and the Bulls will be without their best interior defender/rebounder. Wendell Carter Jr. is out tonight with a quad injury, which means Daniel Gafford will be forced to play a pivotal role.

•   Besides the Carter Jr. absence, the Bulls are pretty healthy! Tomas Satoransky and Chandler Hutchison are both set to be available for the first time since December 29th, 2020. The Bulls offense has been running smoothly in their absence, so their impact on that end may feel minimal, but their presence on the defensive end is a different story. Hutchison has always been an active and scrappy defender, and while Satoransky isn’t anything special, his positional size should prove valuable tonight against LaMelo Ball and a firey Hornets backcourt.

•   Can Coby White bounceback? The Bulls point guard has struggled with only a combined 10 points and 8 assists in the team’s last two games.

•   Patrick Williams will dunk on LaMelo Ball. Speak it into existence.

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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.