After a year-long hiatus, the Windy City Bulls will officially return on November 6th.
The Bulls G-League affiliate announced their complete 36-game schedule on Tuesday morning, which will take the team from November through early April.
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— Windy City Bulls (@windycitybulls) September 14, 2021
The league is also trying out a new structure that will feature a separate 14-game in-season tournament prior to the start of the regular season. This “Showcase Cup” will begin with the first game of the season and finish at the annual NBA G League Winter Showcase in Las Vegas. Seeding will be decided by separating the 30 teams into four different regions. The teams that hold the best winning percentage in each pod will headline a single-elimination tournament in Las Vegas. The best four remaining teams across the league will also join the bracket.
According to a press release from the G-League, which SNY’s Ian Begley shared below, win totals for each team will then reset for the start of the regular season, which will be December 29th for the Windy City Bulls.
NBA G League says it will play a 36-game regular season with a separate 14-game in-season tournament in 2021-22. The tournament is scheduled to take place between 11/5-12/22. The G League Ignite team will play in the in-season tournament but won’t play in 36-game regular season: pic.twitter.com/9OFG179rOX
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) September 14, 2021
Rosters have yet to be announced for the affiliate, but I’m assuming we will see a couple of familiar faces. Not only might young players like Devon Dotson and Ayo Dosunmu see some time with the Windy City crew, but I would not be surprised if names like Ethan Thompson, Simi Shittu, and other members of the Bulls Summer League roster joined the team. We’ll keep an eye out for the official roster.