The Pistons seem like a team that, while bad, weren’t totally giving up and seemed ‘frisky’ as a spoiler. The Bulls are a team that has been spoiled many times this year, even when fully healthy.
But...it’s nearing the end of the year where lots of guys aren’t playing and it’s understandably for vague injury reasons versus outright shameful ones.
So it looks like it’s quicker to list the available Pistons tonight, assuming they won’t push Jerami Grant who is ‘questionable’, after playing last night (got waxed by the Sixers).
Saddiq Bey, Deividas Sirvydis, Sekuo Doubouya, Killian Hayes, Isiah Stewart, Frank Jackson, Saben Lee, Jahlil Okafor, Tyler Cook.
It’s enough to question if the Bulls could lose this game even if they held out LaVine and Vucevic. They will be missing Troy Brown again, and Daniel Theis is questionable.
Should be a really...really bad game.
Elsewhere, there’s no play-in rival going tonight, but in the tankathon the Bulls are ‘ahead’ of Sacramento (hosting the Thunder) and New Orleans (in Charlotte).