Chicago Bulls: Projecting early 2019-20 season starting five

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player. 24. . Center. 20-Years-Old. Wendell Carter Jr.. 1

A huge looming question for the Chicago Bulls next season would be what to do with then sophomore center Wendell Carter Jr. in the frontcourt rotation if the decision is made to bring back veteran center Robin Lopez. The Bulls would have two starting quality centers that could create a logjam in the frontcourt.

However, it would make much more sense for the Bulls to invest fully into Carter Jr. and move on from the journeyman center Lopez. Carter Jr. showed a ton of promise at times this past season, but missed nearly the entire second half of the regular season. Lopez really took off in the latter half of the month of February and never looked back.

More than likely, Lopez will be a pretty hot commodity for any contending team that needs to add center depth, especially with a veteran presence, in the free agent market this off-season. It was pretty surprising that the Bulls front office didn’t pull the trigger on buying Lopez out either.

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The former Duke Blue Devils All-ACC standout center Carter Jr. could be a big time rim protector and a capable offensive player from around the rim and mid-range. Carter Jr. could also work on his three-point range to really become one of the better and more versatile centers in the NBA today.