The Chicago Bulls return from their Thanksgiving break to face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
The Bulls enter play tonight with a record of 7-7 while the Cavaliers possess a record of 4-12. The Cavaliers are looking to make some changes after their poor start to the season. On the court tonight for the Cavaliers will be shooting guard Dion Waiters. Waiters was the subject of trade rumors this past week and those rumors involved the Bulls. Rumors suggested that the Bulls and Cavaliers were discussing a trade that would send small forward Luol Deng to the Cavaliers in exchange for Waiters. Tonight will present an opportunity for Bulls fans to watch Waiters closely.
The Bulls shooting guard this season has been Jimmy Butler. Butler has been sidelined with a turf toe and is not expected to play for the Bulls tonight. In place of Butler, Tony Snell has been with the starting unit. Snell has made the most of the opportunity. In the Bulls last game on Wednesday, Snell shot 5 of 9 from the field while scoring 13 points. Also in that game, Snell was 3 of 5 shooting from three point range.
Snell’s impact on the Bulls will be important for the team tonight.
Since Derrick Rose went down with his injury that sidelined him for the entire season, there has been a debate among Bulls fans over whether or not the team should tank the season and improve their draft status. But that simply is not going to happen. The Bulls will have their fair share of clunkers this season but the team will also have their fair share of games against clunking teams this season. The Cavaliers are a clunking team. That is why the Bulls should have ease in defeating the Cavaliers on Saturday night.
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Channel: 9, WGN
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