We are now just over a month away from the start of the 2023-24 NBA season, as that October 25 opening night looms closer by the day. While many NBA teams underwent radical changes this summer, changes they’ll have to answer for at their own media days, the Chicago Bulls were not one of them.
By all accounts, the Bulls’ front office appears steadfast in their belief that this team is constructed to win as is. After finishing with a paltry 40-42 record just a year ago, Chicago appears to be intent on running things back and putting faith in the team to right the ship. It’s debatable whether or not this was the right call, and I’m sure management will field a great many questions regarding this decision at Bulls 2023 Media Day.
When is Chicago Bulls 2023 Media Day?
Fortunately, we won’t have to wait long to hear those answers. This year’s Bulls Media Day is set to take place on October 2, with the official schedule set to be released in the coming days. Expect to see several teams take the stand to answer questions on that day, as it’s the first official day of the calendar season that players can report to their teams.
If we’re to receive any further update on the status of Lonzo Ball’s persisting injury and rehabilitation, this would likely be the time to tune in. Additionally, we’ll get to hear how the coaching staff intends to make the most of its new weapons with Jevon Carter, Torrey Craig, and Julian Phillips.
When do the Chicago Bulls begin training camp?
The Bulls are set to begin training camp immediately following the conclusion of Media Day. The team will fly out to Nashville, Tennessee to begin a week’s worth of remote preparation for the 2023-24 season starting on October 3.
When does the NBA preseason begin?
The first NBA preseason games are set to take place on October 5, but the Bulls won’t take the court until a few days later as they wrap up their training camp in Nashville. Here’s who Chicago’s set to play on their full five-game slate of preseason games, and when you can watch them.
- Bulls @ Bucks on Oct. 8 at 12:00 p.m. CT
- Bulls vs. Nuggets on Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m. CT
- Bulls @ Nuggets on Oct. 15 at 8:00 p.m. CT
- Bulls vs. Raptors on. Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m. CT
- Bulls vs. Timberwolves on Oct. 19 at 7:00 p.m. CT
This is far from an easy group of teams to warm up against, but it’s better than meeting them unprepared in the regular season. Hopefully, these games will be enough to show the Bulls what they still need to work on as they progress toward October 23, the day each NBA team must submit their finalized rosters for the upcoming season.