The Chicago Bulls caught everyone’s attention ecosystem surrounding the NBA after emerging as one of the main winners of the offseason thanks to the acquisitions of DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso. However, another addition away from better known names also resonated strongly with fans of the Windy City.
Ayo Dosunmu was born in Chicago and completed his college cycle in Illinois. A whole formative trajectory that reached its geographic summit after being selected 38th in the 2021 draft by the Bulls themselves.
The rookie has begun to claim a certain dose of attention throughout the preseason that the team is currently completing. This Sunday, guard he scored two decisive baskets in the last minute of the game to certify the narrow victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
This impudence and ability to take charge in the moments hot did not go unnoticed among the heavy weights of the locker room. After the match, Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan praised the rookie for his performance. “He does not show any type of fear, either in attack or defense,” LaVine said, according to the middle NBC Sports. “Makes too many questions. More questions than any other rookie I’ve been with, on matters both on and off the court. ” For his part, DeRozan described Dosunmu’s ability to see the rim as “pretty good.” Indeed, the player scored his nine points in seven minutes on the court.
However, the competition in the back-court of the team is very big and Dosunmu will have to start from below. At least for the first few bars of the season, LaVine, Ball, Caruso and Coby White will receive the bulk of the minutes from Billy Donovan. Still, the rookie You have already given the first warning to be fully prepared to take on some responsibility if necessary.
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