Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
The Record Projection: 20-62 of fromal The Bet: Under with confidence that is marginal Yes, our record projections only have the Chicago Bulls hitting on the under by 1.5 games. They boast lots of young talents who may split in expeditious fashion, whether Zach LaVine returns from his ACL injury to average 20 points per match or Lauri Markkanen immediately proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. Among the point guards could even turn into a legitimate asset and make everybody's lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade difficulty continues.
The prediction that Chicago will break out of these teenagers is based on Wade with the group; he's currently on the roster. No matter how much he's declined because his prime years with the Miami Heat, he's still a fairly valuable player who could function as the Bulls' leading contributor while the kids develop.
And that makes it all the more troubling the 35-year-old may be gone.
ESPN.com's Nick Friedell clarified that a buyout is"inevitable" during an appearance on The Jump, and we have already seen the 2-guard inform TMZ Sports he'll be having dinner with LeBron James, at which he will discuss linking the Cleveland Cavaliers after in year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruiting the future Hall of Famer straight back into the Miami Heat, Too.
Wade won't last a full season with the Bulls, which makes this team even thinner.
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