The Bulls have started the season 0-2 after a tough loss to the Pistons on Saturday night. While the Bulls were non-competitive after the first quarter against the 76ers, the Pistons game was mostly tight throughout and came down to the final possession.
Fred Hoiberg made the curious choice to go with a frontcourt of Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker down the stretch against the Pistons, opting to leave Wendell Carter Jr. on the bench. That choice was a key topic of discussion when I joined Jarrett Payton and Josh Frydman on CLTV’s Sports Feed Sunday night to talk about the Bulls’ start:
Other points of discussion:
- Zach LaVine’s offensive explosion
- Jabari Parker’s slow start
- The Bulls’ poor defense in general and how it limits the ceiling of the team
- Wendell Carter Jr.
The second segment centered around the Bulls’ point guard situation:
The Bulls will be getting a boost with Kris Dunn’s return Monday against the Mavericks. Lauri Markkanen won’t be back for another few weeks, but getting Dunn back in the lineup should help, especially defensively, though Cameron Payne actually had one of his best games in a Bulls uniform against Detroit.
Monday’s game is at 7:30 p.m. CT and will be on NBC Sports Chicago.