Milwaukee Bucks kick-start their preparations for the 2019-20 NBA season with the pre-season scrimmage against Chicago Bulls.
Bucks made the Eastern Conference finals last season where they bumped into Toronto Raptors in the finals, losing the series 4-2.
With Kawhi Leonard no longer playing in the Eastern Conference and kyrie Irving Boston Celtics with another transition period, Bucks should target the NBA finals this season. Though, Philadelphia 76ers will have a great say in shaping up the Eastern Conference.
For Chicago Bulls, remaining relevance in the fight for the post-season for the most part of the season should be the target. But the team’s future does look great after a couple of great first draft picks.
Match Timing: October 07, @ 05:30 AM IST
Venue – United Center
CHI vs MIL DREAM11 Team News:
Chicago Bulls will hope that Zach LaVine continues his great form from last season. The 23-year-old point guard averaged at a career-best 23.5 points per game last season.
The problem with the Bulls, though, was the lack of support fir LaVine. But this season should be different and must be after Bulls landed Tomas Satoransky and Thaddeeus Young in free agency. The former is a proven talent and will give Bulls more potency while attacking the opponents.
Moreover, young players like Perrion Callandret, Milton Doyle and Justin Simon will all be looking to make an impact this season. Hopes are high from Doyle, especially, after following a good season with UCAM Muria in Liga ACB (Spain).
Robin Lopez is no longer with the Bulls after he left the team in free agency this summer. Expect Wendell Carter to be the team’s main Center this season.
First draft pick Coby White also comes to the roster as a player with vast potential.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the team’s biggest star and the Greek-Freak will once again be hoping to lead the team to yet another post-season. The 24-year-old forward was crowned the MVP last season for his incredible consistency last season.
But the biggest loss for Bucks was the departure of Malcolm Brogdon. The 26-year-old played a huge role in Bucks’ run to the NBA conference finals and at times, was the team’s second-best player behind Giannis.
That said, Bucks are putting their faith in Wesley Matthews to fill the Brogdon void.
Players like Kyle Korver, Dragan Bender and Robin Lopez are capable enough to make an impact.
Chicago Bulls squad for the NBA Pre-Season 2019:
Chandler Hutchison, Luke Kornet, Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Adam Mokoka, Tomas Satoransky, Simi Shittu, Ryan Arcidiacono, Perrion Collandret, Wendell Carter Jr., Milton Doyle, Kris Dunn, Cristiano Felicio, Daniel Gafford, Shaquille Harrison, Justin Simon, Denzel Valentine, Coby White, Thaddeus Young
Milwaukee Bucks –
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Donte DiVincenzo, George Hill, Ersan İlyasova, Kyle Korver, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Jaylen Adams, Dragan Bender, Eric Bledsoe, Sterling Brown, Pat Connaughton, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Luke Maye, Khris Middleton, Cam Reynolds, Reyjon Tucker, D. J. Wilson
CHI vs MIL Dream11 Playing Team (Probable 5) :
CHI– Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen, Tomas Staoransky, Otto Porter, Wendell Carter
MIL– Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, Wesley Matthews, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton
CHI vs MIL Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
CHI vs MIL Dream11 teams:
• PG: K Dunn
• SG: W Matthews
• SF: K Middleton
• PF: Giannis (SP), Ersan, T Young
• Centre: R Lopez, W Carter
CHI vs MIL Dream11 Predictions:
Milwaukee Bucks are too good for Chicago Bulls.