Vegas Over/Under: 21.5
The Record Projection: 20-62 of fromal The Bet: Under with confidence that is marginal Yes, our record projections just have the Chicago Bulls hitting the below by 1.5 games. They boast lots of young talents who could split in expeditious manner, if Zach LaVine yields from his ACL injury to average 20 points per match or Lauri Markkanen immediately proves he belongs in an NBA starting lineup. One of those point guards could even turn into a valid asset and make everyone's lives easier.
But the Dwyane Wade difficulty continues.
The prediction that Chicago will break from the teens relies on Wade remaining with the team; he's currently on the roster, after all. No matter how much he has declined since his prime years with the Miami Heat, he is still a fairly valuable player who could serve as the Bulls' top contributor while the kids develop.
And making it even more troubling that the 35-year-old could be gone.
ESPN.com's Nick Friedell explained that a buyout is"inevitable" during an appearance on The Jump, and we have already seen the 2-guard inform TMZ Sports he will be having dinner with LeBron James, at which he will presumably discuss linking the Cleveland Cavaliers later in the year.
Hassan Whiteside is getting in on the action and recruitment the future Hall of Famer back into the Miami Heat, Too.
Wade will not last a full season with the Bulls, which makes this thin team thinner.
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