The Chicago Bulls‘ roster is especially balanced for the ’22-23 season. Such an organized roster allows for greater continuity. Check out the Chicago Bulls NBA 2022-23 Roster.
The Chicago Bulls‘ roster is especially balanced for the ’22-23 season. Traditional point guards like Lonzo Ball and Goran Dragic at the top, rim-running bigs like Nikola Vucevic and Andre Drummond in the middle, and slashing, athletic wings like DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine on the wing. Head coach Billy Donovan’s Bulls depth chart is quite comprehensive.
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Such an organized roster allows for greater continuity. At the same time, a few key pieces off the bench like Alex Caruso and Derrick Jones offer a little bit of pop and flexibility for Chicago. Questions remain about the club’s depth, but this roster is pretty comprehensive overall.
While the team finally returned to the postseason after a four-year absence, injuries derailed a team that seemed like it was on the path to a top seed in the Eastern Conference. However, the team came upon a tough matchup and it sputtered to a first-round exit against the Milwaukee Bucks. It’s clear that the Bulls are hinging their 2022-23 hopes on better injury luck and the further development of their younger players (if GarPax were still in charge, they’d say “it’s just like making a big trade” or something). It’s fair to wonder if that strategy will pay off in an Eastern Conference that saw several teams improve their rosters.
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That said, there’s still enough talent on this roster to make another playoff push. The strength of the potential starting lineup alone is enough to buoy them in a choppy East.
With so much uncertainty surrounding Lonzo Ball’s recovery from knee surgery, the Bulls could turn to either veteran guard Alex Caruso, second-year incumbent Ayo Dosunmu, or the perpetually frustrating Coby White. In theory, Dragic could start for this team, but let’s hope things don’t come to that. Caruso doesn’t offer much on offense outside of the occasional shrewd cut (1.42 points per possession on 0.6 cuts per game, per Synergy) and his sturdy screens (75th percentile in BBall Index’s Screening Talent metric [subscription required]), but his willingness to aggravate whoever the Bulls need him to on defense covers for whatever he doesn’t provide on the other end.
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