2. “Thoughts on Milwaukee and Boston? I don’t really care, I’m a Chicago Bull.”
Jevon Carter played a big role for the Milwaukee Bucks last season, keeping the defensive intensity dialed up and pressuring opposing offenses even while Jrue Holiday rested. His 42.1% three-point shooting clip was also vital in helping stretch the floor around Giannis Antetokounmpo. Despite being a valuable piece to the East’s top-seeded team, that’s all behind him now.
“Thoughts on Milwaukee and Boston? I don’t really care, I’m a Chicago Bull,” said Carter, “I’m not really thinking about Boston or Milwaukee.”
Despite those two teams managing to get even better with the additions of Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday, Carter remains absolutely unphased. Instead, he couldn’t seem to express enough just how excited he was for the opportunity to play in his hometown of Chicago.
Jevon Carter and Lonzo Ball gave Bulls fans plenty to be hopeful for at Media Day.
3. “[I’m] about halfway through the rehab process.”
Although we’ve already been handed the unfortunate news that Lonzo Ball will indeed be decommissioned for the entirety of the 2023-24 season, it may not always be doom and gloom when discussing his long-term outlook. Here’s what Ball had to say regarding his rehabilitation process to reporters at Media Day.
"“Pretty good. About halfway through the rehab process. Got a long ways ahead of me, but each week I’ve been progressing, I’m just trying to stay positive and take it day by day… I definitely plan on playing again. I’m only 25 and I felt like the rehab process is going well so far… it’s just keeping my head up and keep going to work.”"
This isn’t exactly a miraculous development here, but we’ll take any silver linings we can get at this point. With Ball certain to accept his player option for next season, we’ll just have to continue holding out hope that he can make a healthy return to the court for the 2024-25 campaign.