In the past, the Bulls would turn to Zach LaVine to attempt the game-winning shot. According to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, DeMar DeRozan has typically taken those shots since joining the team last season, and LaVine is okay with it.
“You are aware of his professional accomplishments. The top swingman for the Bulls stated, “He’s made a number of those shots. “I’ve made plenty of those photos as well. Consequently, you accept the choice. Every time he makes a shot like that, I’m willing to die for him since I’ve seen him hit more of his targets than miss.
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According to defensive ratings, the Bulls are in the center of the pack, but guard Alex Caruso thinks they can guard with greater consistency if they try harder. This is according to Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. “I believe we are approaching it with the proper intentions,” Caruso added. Naturally, we don’t do it on every possession, but I don’t believe anyone in the league is able to do that. We’re in a good place thanks to the coaches. It involves applying the knowledge they provide to the ground. I mentioned the particulars. We have demonstrated that there may be positive outcomes.
According to Keith Langlois of Pistons.com, the Pistons have grown rather dependent on their bench, and the second unit has performed well. The bench has been averaging a league-best 48.1 points per game since November 18. When Detroit trounced Minnesota on Saturday, five of its reserves scored in double figures. Coach Dwane Casey remarked, “We have a lot of character people on that bunch.”
According to Kelsey Russo of The Athletic, star guard Darius Garland of the Cavaliers is rated as questionable to play against the Bulls on Monday due to a sprained right thumb. Evan Mobley, a forward for Cleveland, has a painful right ankle and is rated as questionable.
#Cavs Darius Garland (right thumb sprain) is listed as DOUBTFUL for tomorrow’s home game against the Bulls. Evan Mobley (right ankle soreness) is listed as QUESTIONABLE.
— Kelsey Russo (@kelseyyrusso) January 1, 2023