After finishing last season with a 14-9 record following the All-Star Break, narrowly losing to the Eastern Conference Champions in the waning moments of a single elimination game, and adding a pair of high-impact role players this offseason, hopes are high for this Chicago Bulls team next season. Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long to see them back in action it seems, as Chicago’s preseason schedule has officially arrived.
Finally managing to survive a full offseason with no new significant injuries (emphasis on the word new, Lonzo), this Bulls team could lock in and work to improve the biggest holes in their games this summer. By all accounts, this team should be much better next season if they can once again dodge the injury bug.
With the first game of the preseason set to take place approximately two and a half months from now, it’s far to say we can assume the roster will be locked in by then. Hopefully, that means we’ll finally find some clarity regarding Chicago’s final two roster spaces (and last two-way contract) sooner rather than later.
The Chicago Bulls have officially released their 2023 NBA Preseason schedule, and here’s how you can watch the games.
Here’s how the Bulls’ five-game preseason slate shakes out:
- Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks, October 8, 12 p.m. CT
- Chicago Bulls vs. Denver Nuggets, October 10, 7 p.m. CT
- Chicago Bulls @ Denver Nuggets, October 15, 8 p.m. CT
- Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors, October 17, 7 p.m. CT
- Chicago Bulls vs. Minnesota Timberwolves, October 19, 7 p.m. CT
As you may have noticed, the Bulls hit the ground running here with their first four games against teams that won a championship within the last four seasons. Hopefully, the Bulls’ regular season starts off on a slightly kinder note, but I have to admit, I don’t hate the idea of this team being tested when the games don’t count. The sooner the Bulls work out the kinks of their new roster, the better.
Unfortunately, the NBA has yet to release broadcast information regarding these games. That being said, we can expect these games to be covered by national channels such as ESPN, locally with NBC Sports Chicago, and online through NBA League Pass. Check back here at Pippen Ain’t Easy or the NBA’s official preseason announcement for more updates on everything Bulls-related.