What would it mean for the Chicago Bulls to get a full healthy season out of fourth-year shooting guard Denzel Valentine?
Finding the right place for the former first round 2016 NBA Draft pick and 6-foot-6 shooting guard Denzel Valentine in the Chicago Bulls rotation is up to head coach Jim Boylen from the outset of Training Camp and the NBA preseason slate. The Bulls begin their preseason schedule on Oct. 7 against the reigning Central Division Champions and the reigning NBA MVP with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Giannis and the Bucks will pose an interesting test for the Bulls to open up the preseason. This is by no means an ease out of what seemed like a very long offseason. Granted it was so tough to follow this Bulls team down the stretch last season. The fan base should be thrilled to have a legitimately better team through and through to watch this coming season compared to last.
The Bulls just had their first major commencement with the media to round out the NBA offseason. On Sep. 30, the Bulls dropped their thoughts and updates on the season that lies ahead. That included the confidence from both the coaching staff and Valentine himself that he is healthy and ready to go for the coming season.
However, there’s lots that Valentine still has to prove before he embarks on the next step in his NBA journey. The Bulls do need him to make significant strides this season, though.
Here’s a look at the three realistic expectations for the Chicago Bulls oft-injured shooting guard Denzel Valentine in his fourth-year in the NBA.