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Chicago Bulls release preseason schedule

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In a little over two months, the Bulls will be back.

It’s preseason, but, it’s a basketball schedule: All games will be televised on NBCSports Chicago.

Sunday Sept. 30, 7 p.m. CDT vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Wednesday Oct. 3 , 7 p.m. CDT at Milwaukee Bucks

Monday Oct. 8 , 6 p.m. CDT at Charlotte Hornets

Wednesday Oct. 10, 7 p.m. CDT Indiana Pacers

Friday Oct. 12, 7 p.m. CDT Denver Nuggets

It’s weird as hell to see an NBA game played in September (ESPN has preseason results going back to 2002 and the Bulls never played in September in that timespan), but the new formatting that pushes up preseason and the start of the regular season to spread out the regular season games was one of the NBA’s better ideas.

As far as the matchups go, Nikola Mirotic returns to the United Center for the first time since his trade to the Pelicans. That’ll be cool. The second preseason game is against the Bucks, Jabari Parker’s old team, opening the new Milwaukee arena. That’ll be cool.

But, preseason is all about individual development/performances as opposed to wins and losses and matchups, so it’s difficult to say much in terms of analysis before any of these games occur.

But, we are at T-68 days. So, we can at least start the countdown.