Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Spurs (7:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Odds, Game Thread

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Spurs (7:30 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Odds, Game Thread

Chicago Bulls

I AM SO FREAKIN’ HYPED.

Broadcast Info

Chicago Bulls at San Antonio Spurs – 7:30 CT NBC Sports Chicago, 670 The Score (audio)

Chicago Bulls

Projected Starters:

1. Tomas Satoransky
2. Zach LaVine
3. Patrick Williams
4. Lauri Markkanen
5. Nikola Vucevic

Injury Report: Zach LaVine QUESTIONABLE (ankle), Daniel Theis OUT (not with team)

San Antonio Spurs

Projected Starters:

1. Dejounte Murray
2. Derrick White
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Keldon Johnson
5. Jakob Poeltl

Injury Report: Lonnie Walker OUT (wrist), Keita Bates-Diop OUT (hamstring)

Odds

The Bulls are +2 point favorites for tonight’s matchup against the Spurs, according to the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook (+110 ML), the PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook (+110 ML), and the DraftKings Illinois Sportsbook (+106 ML).

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What to Watch For …

•   Everybody welcome the new Chicago Bulls! Only two days after a heavily eventful trade deadline, all of the Bulls new talent – with the exception of Daniel Theis – will be available to play. Nikola Vucevic, Al-Farouq Aminu, Troy Brown Jr., and Javonte Green could all get playing time as head coach Billy Donovan looks to figure out his new rotation. While all four players were with the team yesterday, none of them took the court for practice. And with a grueling road trip ahead that will provide minimal practice, in-game experimentation will be the coaching staff’s best opportunity to see what their new roster really looks like.

•   Zach LaVine was technically questionable going into tonight’s game, but (just like the guard said last night) he will take the floor. Likewise, Garrett Temple is set to return from his ankle injury. We’ll have to keep an eye on whether or not both look 100 percent.

•   I don’t think the staring lineup tonight will be set in stone at all, but it will be interesting to see what Donovan does with Lauri Markkanen and Thaddeus Young’s minutes. Young is by far the better play alongside Markkanen, but Donovan might also want to put him back on the bench to better control his minutes.

•   Will the Bulls style of play see any immediate changes? Vucevic should fit right into the existing gameplan, but he also gives the team some options they didn’t have before on the offensive end. For example …

 

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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.