More NBA Schedule Leaks, Stray Ayo Thoughts, the Bucks’ Obvious Tweet, and Other Bulls Bullets

We are just one day away from the release of the Chicago Bulls 2022-23 regular season schedule. So, with that in mind, here is what I want to see:

– More nationally televised games
– The official return of the TNT Bulls
– A post-All-Star break that isn’t the hardest in the NBA
– A limited amount of back-to-backs
– 82-straight home games

Make it happen, Mr. Silver.

  • Both the season opener and the home opener for Chicago were among the games leaked over the past couple of days. And if those games are any sign of what the first few weeks hold, the Bulls could be in store for one heck of a tough start:
  • The Bulls’ opener against Miami will take place on October 19, which is one night after the NBA tips off the season with the games below:
  • In case you’re curious, here are a few of the other marquee games that have recently been revealed:
  • I’ll admit, I’m pretty baffled the Bulls are in line to miss out on both a Christmas Day game (more on that here) and a nationally televised MLK Day game. Two of the NBA’s biggest days of the year, I expect a big market franchise that just returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2016-17 to get a little bit more respect. I mean, we’ll see what happens when the full list of nationally-televised games come out, but there is no question Chicago still has a lot of work to do to get back the NBA’s good side.
  • It wouldn’t have happened without your perfect lob, Dalen!
  • That makes two of us, Kendall.
  • I’ve expressed this a handful of times, but I’m extremely high on what Dosunmu can do for this team moving forward. Rarely do we ever see a rookie look as composed and fearless as Dosunmu did on the basketball court last season. The fact that he came into the league with that strong of foundation makes it nearly impossible not to raise his ceiling exponentially. While I previously believed he could tap out as a suitable reserve, there is no question he looked like a potential future starter and high-level defender at time last year.
  • I know we can’t rule out the idea of a sophomore slump, but I find it hard to believe we see that from a player of Dosunmu’s make-up. In fact, I’ve worried far less about the status of Lonzo Ball’s knee knowing that the 22-year-old is waiting in the wings. Now, to be clear, that isn’t to say Ball isn’t key to the Bulls reaching their full potential, but the team could do a lot worse than Dosunmu as a fill-in. He can be a menace in transition, keep the offense moving in the half-court, hit the occasional spot-up three, and play excellent on-ball defense. All things considered, he so effortlessly fits with how this Bulls team wants to play, and I think landing him with the No. 38th pick in 2021 will only continue to look like a bigger and bigger steal.
  • By the way, those things I listed above are also why Dosunmu will be a great fit with Ball. I mention him as a suitable back-up, but the best thing is that he also has the tools to become a plug-and-play talent across the backcourt (whether it be on or off ball). And I expect to see Donovan use him even more in that fashion this season.
  • Hey Bucks, your insecurity is showing:
  • I refuse to believe the Bucks dropping this tweet when they did was a coincidence. Not only did it come in the middle of Giannis Antetokounmpo going viral for saying he’d possibly play in Chicago, but the social team used a clip of him dunking on the Bulls. Milwaukee, you still have him, there is no need to freak out this much!
  • According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ben Simmons will receive some of the $20 million he lost while choosing not to play for the 76ers last season.
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    Elias Schuster is the Lead Chicago Bulls writer at Bleacher Nation. He started with BN full-time in 2019 immediately after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a degree in Journalism (yes, he started with the Jim Boylen Era). Since joining, Elias has been the driving force behind Bulls and NBA content for both the site and social accounts. You can follow him on Twitter/X @Schuster_Elias.

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