LAS VEGAS – Maybe Monday is an indication of what’s to return within the begin of a brand new period of Bulls basketball.
But you’re not imagined to appear to be a rebuilding workforce simply but. In case you’re going to lose video games with a view to get draft picks, you might have to take action within the fall and the winter. However on Monday, the Bulls took a couple of blows on a tough few hours in Las Vegas which may depart a little bit of one of many metropolis’s nicely-recognized hangovers.
First got here the information about new level guard Kris Dunn, who will miss the rest of the Summer time League as he returns residence for what the Bulls described as “Household causes.” It provides the group much less of an opportunity to see one of many potential start line guards for the season in motion over the subsequent week or so.
Then got here the second league recreation towards the Hawks – which made a nasty day even worse.
In a depressing show of capturing, the Bulls did not hit a 3-pointer within the first half and shot 21.9 % from the ground in a 20-level loss to Atlanta. A number of the statistics from the staff are as staggering as they’re regarding.
First spherical decide Lauri Markkanen, who was robust in his Summer time League debut Saturday towards the Mavericks, missed all ten of his three-level makes an attempt and was simply 1-of-thirteen from the sector in an eight-level effort. Denzel Valentine struggled almost as a lot, hitting simply 1-of-12 from the sector and scored simply 4 factors.
Solely three gamers shot over 30 % from the sport and…