Chicago Bulls: 4 cautiously optimistic predictions for 2020-2021 season

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Should Chicago Bulls fans be optimistic about this upcoming season? Absolutely.

The preseason began anything but pretty for the Chicago Bulls, but after that opening loss they found their way. The Bulls finished their shortened preseason with an impressive winning record of 3-1 and look to keep the momentum as they open the regular season in just two days when they take on the Atlanta Hawks.

This should be an exciting year for the Bulls, who are now led by a widely-respected and highly-regarded head coach — something they haven’t been accustomed to for a while.

Billy Donovan takes over a very young Bulls roster with plenty of untapped potential, and most fans have a feeling they will see much of that potential opened up immediately this year.

In the last couple of years, fans have been led to believe the Bulls have some serious talent on this roster and that Jim Boylen simply hadn’t been able to take full advantage of it. You look at a budding star in Coby White paired up with an established leader, Zach LaVine, who has taken full control of being “the man” in Chicago — these two are a phenomenal pairing in the back court.

The Bulls have plenty to be excited about. These are not the same old Bulls fans are used to seeing. The 2020-2021 season will be different indeed — mark those words.

We are living in different times. With the season starting later and last season still feeling as though it just ended, the basketball world seems upside down. But, the important thing is, fans get to have something to take their attention off all of the craziness.

Basketball is back. The Bulls are back. Should we be optimistic? Of course we should. Check out our season-long predictions, most of which are pretty reasonable. Let’s get excited Bulls fans.