I did not realize they were only releasing part of the NBA schedule today. But here is the first half (37 games) of your 2020 Chicago Bulls campaign:
Here's the first half of the #Bulls' schedule for the 2020-'21 season. The second half will be released at a later date.— Cody Westerlund (@CodyWesterlund) December 4, 2020
Bulls open the regular season by hosting Hawks on Dec. 23. pic.twitter.com/vSW1fwwQFm
After four preseason games (that start a week from today(!)), the opener will have drama - I mean, as much as the 2020 Bulls will have drama, - with Kris Dunn returning to the United Center.
There will be 72 games in all, and it looks like that condensed timeline has more back-to-backs than before. Between that and sure-to-come COVID absences, this should be a really variable season.
In an unsurprising development, there lack of national TV games, and the #TNTBulls streak lives on at least for another half-season.
With just a cursory glance, while there aren’t going to be many teams you peg as definitely worse than the Bulls, this does look like a bit of a soft early schedule. Combine that with the 10th seed getting into a play-in for the Eastern Conference Playoffs, it’ll be interesting to see how non-contending teams view a March 25th trade deadline.