"Come back and play my game and be me," a-finally-out-of-Covid-quarantine Zach LaVine told reporters before the Bulls departed for Thursday's game in Charlotte. "I'm not going to be going out there and try and overdue it, but obviously I'm coming back to help. Do everything I can, whatever it takes.
How LaVine will look after so much time off is unclear, but his return could provide a huge jolt to a Bulls offense that has also been without star center Nikola Vučević (right adductor tightness; expected to also play tonight) for the last two games. The Bulls might be struggling to score points at the moment without LaVine, but the defense has looked impressive, holding the Hornets to just 91 points on 26% shooting from three two weeks ago at the United Center.
The Chicago Bulls’ 2020-21 season is on life support after their loss to the Philadelphia 76ers has them four games back of the play-in tournament with just seven games to play. Jason and Ricky went on Locker Room to talk about the unfortunate downturn this season has taken since the Bulls’ big trades and discuss whether the goal should be tanking the rest of the way. Cash Considerations is part of the Blue Wire sports podcasting network.