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FiveThirtyEight Predicts the Chicago Bulls to go 47-35 this upcoming season

The analytic guru site FiveThirtyEight has been churning out season predictions for the upcoming NBA season, earlier today they released their predictions for the Bulls.

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This season FiveThirtyEight developed their player projection model CARMELO, used as a means of identifying similar players throughout NBA history, and in turn being able to forecast what a certain player's future might look like as a result. In conjunction with this model, FiveThirtyEight has been making season predictions for every NBA team leading up to the start of the season.

FiveThirtyEight pegs the Bulls to finish the 2015-2016 season with a 47-35 record, slightly below last season's finish of 50-32. Throughout the post, FiveThirtyEight provided CARMELO projections for key members of this season's Bulls roster. Check out a few quotes from FiveThirtyEight on Jimmy Butler and Doug McDermott below.

On Jimmy Butler:

...He is on record as saying he wants to prove last season wasn't a "fluke," and CARMELO doesn't think it was, projecting Butler as an All-Star-caliber player this season.

Doug McDermott:

...With McDermott's renewed confidence, the Bulls expect big things from the former Creighton sharpshooter. CARMELO...does not expect big things.

In the same piece, FiveThirtyEight projects each player's Plus-Minus as well as WARP projections over the next four seasons among other statistics. Head over to FiveThirtyEight to read more on their season prediction for the Bulls.