Windy City Bulls: 5 D-League Games You Can’t Miss

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Jun 25, 2015; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Bobby Portis (Arkansas) greets NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number twenty-two overall pick to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /

February might be a short month, but the schedule is packed. Windy City has 10 games, most of which are on the road. A lot of the games on this trip are worthy of a watch because these are teams that the Bulls will likely only see once this season.

Among them, the Santa Cruz Warriors who are the Golden State affiliate, the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the D-League side for the Lakers, the Northern Arizona Suns, affiliated with Phoenix, and the Salt Lake City Stars, little bro-bro to the Jazz. The Bulls also get some games against the New York Teams, the Nets and Knicks affiliates at the beginning of the month.

Despite all these games, the game that we are targeting is the game against Raptors 905. The game is on Thursday, February 9. It is a home game right before Valentine’s Day and the All-Star Break.

Raptors 905 had a lot of good players to watch in 2015-16. While some of those names have moved up or moved on, they still have the potential to be an exciting squad to watch. Last year, they had some well-known names like Norman Powell, Anthony Bennett, Axel Toupane, Delon Wright, and Bruno Caboclo.

It’s a new year, but this game already seems like a safe bet for an entertaining affair. It’s a home game, too. If you’re in the greater Chicagoland area, this is one of only three chances to see the Bulls at home the entire month. Plus, it should be at least a tiny bit warmer than January. Should be.

The game happens to be on a weeknight, but there is no Bulls game. That means no staying up super late the night before work and no choosing between Chicago and Windy City. It was really hard to not go with “no choosing between the Bulls and the Bulls.” Really, I like Windy City, but they shouldn’t have gone with the Bulls. We’re going to need a nickname for that team. More on that later.

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