Summer League Pre-Gamin’: Bulls vs. Hornets – Rosters, Broadcast Info, What to Watch For, Thread

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Summer League Pre-Gamin’: Bulls vs. Hornets – Rosters, Broadcast Info, What to Watch For, Thread

Chicago Bulls

Tonight will be the last time we watch Chicago Bulls basketball until October, so soak it up!

Also, to satisfy your Patrick Williams hunger (the organization decided to rest him the remainder of Summer League after the third game), check this out:

Broadcast Info

Bulls vs. Hornets at Thomas at Mac Center in Las Vegas – 9:00 p.m. CT on ESPN2

Chicago Bulls Roster

Patrick Williams (F)
Ayo Dosunmu (G)
Marko Simonovic (F/C)
Devon Dotson (PG)
Simi Shittu (PF)
Omari Spellman (PF)
Jerome Robinson (SG)
Tyler Bey (SF)
Jaylen Adams (PG)
Ethan Thompson (SG)
Sterling Manley (F/C)
Troy Baxter Jr. (SG)
Ryan Daly (G/F)

Charlotte Hornets Roster

Kai Jones (F/C)
James Bouknight (G)
LiAngelo Ball (F)
Vernon Carey Jr. (F/C)
JT Thor (F)
Nick Richards (C)
Grant Riller (G)
Cameron McGriff (F)
Kenny Williams (G)
D.J. Carton (G)
Xavier Sneed (F)
Denzel Mahoney (G/F)
Scottie Lewis (G)
Arnoldas Kulboka (F)

What to Watch For …

•   Ayo Dosunmu is coming off easily his best performance in Summer League, finishing the Bulls’ slim loss to the Grizzlies with 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. He played a strong two-way game from start to finish and flashed the same kind of offensive playmaking that made him a projected first-round prospect by many. Dosunmu should get a chance to play the exact same lead guard role he did on Sunday with both Williams and Dotson off the floor tonight. Another strong performance could leave an important impression on this front office and coaching staff heading into training camp next month.

•   Marko Simonovic has averaged 12.5 points over his first four Summer League games and has been arguably the team’s most consistent performer. While I would gladly take another 13-point, 6-rebound, and 6-assist performance like we saw last night, I would not mind seeing him unload a little bit more from his bag of tricks on the offensive end. After all, tonight is the last chance to try some things out before the preseason.

•   LiAngelo Ball has averaged 10.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting from downtown over his four preseason games with the Hornets. He is fighting to be the third-ball brother with a spot on an NBA roster, and one has to wonder if a certain person will make an appearance to watch his brother AND new team in action tonight.

•   James Bouknight, the No. 11-overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, will be on the opposite side of the court. I’ll be curious to see if Dosunmu gets the defensive assignment at times, and how well he might hold up.

•   Team stats don’t matter in Summer League, but I’d love if the team could avoid shooting below 20 percent from downtown tonight.

Author: Elias Schuster

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