Chicago Bulls: Positives from first 3 games of the season

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Chicago Bulls, Wendell Carter Jr.
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3. Chicago Bulls center Wendell Carter showed signs of life, finally

On opening night, Wendell Carter was not one of the highlights for Chicago. Actually, to be fair, there weren’t many highlights in that one. Still, Carter looked lost and confused much of the night. Over his first two games, in fact, Carter was subpar. Collectively, he totaled 15 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in those games.

But, the outing he just had against the Warriors was exactly what fans have been desiring since his rookie year. That night, Carter went for 22 points, 13 rebounds and four assists.

Most of his scoring came inside the paint, which was good to see. He cut strong to the hoop on multiple occasions while also executing some nice pick and roll action. Carter even hit an open three, which Donovan had been encouraging him to shoot whenever he’s got the shot. Some fans hated the idea, but Carter appears to be comfortable from that distance.

Getting Carter involved offensively, and seeing him find a groove, will drastically improve this Bulls offense going forward. If opposing teams have to deal with Lauri Markkanen, Zach LaVine and Coby White scoring, that’s already enough of a task. But, if you add in a center who can do it all as well, that’s even tougher.

Again, the first three games have been far from encouraging. But, the excitement should still be there from the fans. This will take some time, but the Donovan-led Bulls have plenty of potential they still need to reach.