The NBA released the 2019-20 schedule today. Here is your Chicago Bulls schedule.
(weird note: this was like 45 minutes after the rest of the league released theirs...)
If you’re like me, you’re momentarily excited to see how ‘our young core’ develops alongside some honest-to-goodness-solid veterans and then quickly get chest pains remembering who the head coach is and how the emphatic backing of said coach reflects on the lead decision-makers.
It’s a good day for predictions. Not for the win total (here’s what Vegas is setting lines at to get Bulls fans to jump on it), but to try and pinpoint the game that will cause John Paxson to “show that competitiveness he had as a player” and run into the locker room, turn over some shit, and really lay into the fellas about how they’re not respecting Bulls culture.
Again the Bulls have only a single game on national television, January 17th against the Sixers. This is a real drag (not just because #TNTBulls won’t be happening this year) as it means you have to listen to the local shitshow of an announcing team, and also is a data point for how far in stature this franchise has fallen. It does make sense that even though the additions of Thaddeus Young, Tomas Satoransky, and Luke Kornet looks good for analytic projections but doesn’t really gain much interest from casual eyeballs.
But, all that said, still: basketball!