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

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2. Bulls have an All Star

The 2021 NBA All Star Game was set to reside in Indianapolis, but has been canceled due to the pandemic. However, the league may still choose to hold voting for this year’s All Star Team, simply to give those players the credit they deserve.

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Last season, Zach LaVine came close to earning his first All Star honors, but the Bulls’ record made it difficult for him to be voted in as a reserve. Most believe he was still deserving and was all-out snubbed from his first All Star Game.

This year, although the game will not be played, LaVine should  make some noise in voting if it takes place. We’ve seen the fire in his eyes over four postseason games. He looks like a man on a mission; a guy who is sick of losing.

Last season’s 25.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.2 steals weren’t good enough. Despite the fact he shot the three ball over 38 percent on top of those impressive averages, LaVine came up short.

This season, if LaVine can lift those numbers to somewhere along the lines of 26.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists and continue to shoot the ball well while even improving his defense just slightly, he should have no problem getting in.

Now, if All Star Weekend was indeed taking place, this prediction would change. The Bulls would have at least two representatives — Coby White would be a must-add to Skills Challenge. But, that will have to wait for next year.