Among all those ins and outs, experiments and tests that have their particular shelter in preseason, the Chicago Bulls have begun to collect the first firm answers.
Coach Billy Donovan has transferred to his pupils the need to apply a high and constant rhythm on the track during the first week of training camp, in a game proposal that will seek to extrapolate to the overall of the season. On it, numerous annotation alternatives will be built and a dynamism shared by all the components of the roster. A collective commitment that will have Lonzo Ball as its central axis.
“Definitely that’s where I feel most comfortable,” said the point guard after training this Monday at the Advocate Center. «I think the team we have will be better in transition. So as long as we defend and can race we should have a lot of good options. “
The first tangibles of this approach will be captured on the court in the preseason opener that the Bulls will play against Cleveland on Tuesday. Donovan noted that he will offer starters plenty of minutes during these matches. With so many new faces, scrimmages games they will serve as a contact and collective adaptation.
Additionally, Donovan highlighted Lonzo’s versatility to be effective on both sides of the court, not just as the primary creator of the offense. “He has tremendous instincts on both sides of the court,” said the head coach as collected the middle NBC Sports. “He is learning everything at a very, very fast level despite being in a new team. I think he will keep getting better at things like getting to the basket and finishing around the rim. But it is really cerebral. He has a great knowledge of the game. I’ve always said he’s one of those guys guys enjoy playing with. “
For his part, Ball stressed that the Bulls have “a great team” in which its members have great intelligence for basketball and great altruism in their game. “It’s about having chemistry,” Lonzo said. A chemistry that will begin to build and take shape as soon as the ball begins to bounce.
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