Preseason Pre-Gamin’: Bucks at Bulls (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Preseason Pre-Gamin’: Bucks at Bulls (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Game Info

Milwaukee Bucks (0-3) at Chicago Bulls (2-1) – 7:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago (TV), and 670 The Score (Radio)

Chicago Bulls

1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Javonte Green
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Lonzo Ball OUT (knee), Zach LaVine OUT (Rest), DeMar DeRozan OUT (Rest)

Milwaukee Bucks

1. George Hill
2. Grayson Allen
3. MarJon Beauchamp
4. Pat Connaughton
5. Bobby Portis

Injury Report: Giannis Antetokounmpo OUT (rest), Jrue Holiday OUT (rest), Brook Lopez OUT (rest), Wes Matthews OUT (ankle), Khris Middleton OUT (wrist), Joe Ingles OUT (knee)

What to Watch For …

  • While part of me expected both teams to use tonight as a final opportunity to test out their regular-season rotations, I can’t say I’m too surprised to see them take the night off. At the end of the day, both are returning an incredibly similar roster – one that I’m sure the coaching staff feels pretty comfortable with as they look toward opening night. Plus, the last thing the Bulls want to do is risk last-second injuries to their two most important players, especially with the bad taste of Lonzo Ball’s situation still lingering.
  • The good news is that the door has now swung open for Patrick Williams to build some momentum. After an underwhelming first three preseason games, the 2020 No. 4-overall pick should have one of the highest usage ratings of the night. I want to see him bringing the ball up the floor, attacking the paint, and showing us some of that scoring off the dribble that stuffed offseason highlight reels. While a big night might not feel all that important against the back of the Bucks’ bench, it truly could be huge in getting Williams’ head in the right place before Oct. 19.
  • Dalen Terry should also see a significant increase in minutes tonight. The rookie has impressed in his short stints thus far, surely making the coaching staff think twice about where he stands on the rotational totem pole. If he can provide the same level of energy and two-way effectiveness in a bigger role this evening, it could go a long way toward Donovan calling his name earlier on in the season.
  • More in here …

Author: Elias Schuster

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