Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Kings (5:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

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Pre-Gamin’: Bulls at Kings (5:00 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

Chicago Bulls

The road trip finally comes to an end.

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (9-13) at Sacramento Kings (12-9) – 5:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN, and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Alex Caruso
2. Zach LaVine
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Javonte Green
5. Nikola Vučević

Injury Report: Lonzo Ball OUT (knee), Javonte Green OUT (knee), Alex Caruso PROBABLE (ankle)

Sacramento Kings

1. De’Aaron Fox
2. Kevin Huerter
3. Keegan Murray
4. Harrison Barnes
5. Domantas Sabonis

Injury Report: N/A

Odds

The Bulls walk into tonight as -3.0 underdogs against the Kings at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and at the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!

What to Watch For …

  • No Javonte Green means two things: (1) Patrick Williams is back in the starting lineup, and (2) a spot in the rotation just opened up. My best guess would be that Derrick Jones Jr. simply slides into Green’s bench role and eats up about 20 minutes or so. However, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of seeing Dalen Terry tonight. Donovan has turned to him when injuries have popped up in the past, and he’s also played pretty darn well in his recent G-League stints. At some point, the Bulls need to see what they have in their No. 18-overall pick, and moments like these present the perfect opportunity.
  • Nikola Vucevic and Andre Drummond will have their work cut out for them tonight. Domantas Sabonis is playing really well to start the year and is a pivotal part of what this team does on the offensive end. The Kings also happen to sit second in the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, which is a big reason why they’re able to get ahead of opposing defenses in transition.
  • The Bulls’ defense has to play smart. The Kings are one heck of an active offense, and they can get teams into foul trouble in a flash. They currently average the 5th-most free-throw attempts per game,
  • A lot more in here …

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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.