Chicago Bulls: Projecting the full rotation ahead of regular season

Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls
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Opening night is almost here for the Chicago Bulls and second-year head coach Billy Donovan to begin what could be a special run during the 2021-22 season. On the night of Oct. 20, Donovan and the Bulls tip-off the 2021-22 regular season slate against the divisional foe Detroit Pistons on the road.

This will be the first opportunity for Donovan and his staff to prove that this Bulls team is really going to be able to right the ship after all of the organizational changes made back in 2020. And this looks like a really promising team that the Bulls’ front office has assembled since the trade deadline last season.

Since the 2021 trade deadline, the Bulls have completely rejuvenated the starting unit and the bench compared to what the team had during the latter years of the rebuild. Executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas and general manager Marc Eversley are trying to prove that they have this franchise headed firmly in the right direction.

Chicago Bulls bring an energized and confident starting unit to the table this season

And this is the season to prove that this will happen.

The Bulls are coming off a solid run during the preseason, where the team posted a spotless record of 4-0. Team defense and floor spacing both looked better than anticipated, which could be a good sign of things to come.

So, what will the Bulls rotation look like as the front office narrowed down the final roster this week ahead of the tip-off of the regular season slate? Here’s a look at how the rotation could play out early in the regular season for Donovan and the Bulls.