The Golden State Warriors have reason for optimism this Thanksgiving. They’re facing the Chicago Bulls, one of the few teams nearly as bad as the Warriors! It all tips off at 7:30 p.m. PT on NBC Sports Bay Area.
Chicago ranks 21st in the league in net rating, per Cleaning The Glass, and sports one of the league’s worst offenses, which bodes well for Golden State’s struggling defense. Is it just what the doctor ordered? Will Draymond Green’s return lead them to victory? Well, we’ll find out.
But first! Autographs:
It’s a good game to watch young, exciting players. Eric Paschall and Ky Bowman will once again get big minutes, this time against a struggling opponent.
And Chicago brings a few exciting prospects, such as Coby White, Wendell Carter Jr., and Lauri Markkanen.
Of most interest, however, is young veteran Zach LaVine. LaVine made headlines for a public back-and-forth with coach Jim Boylen, who had benched the 24-year old wing for not playing defense. The hyper-athletic LaVine answered the call the next game, knocking down 13 three-pointers and scoring 49 points, while leading Chicago to a narrow win.
Then he was back to his defenseless self in a blowout loss the next game.
And now here he is, at Chase Center, hoping to get the best of a struggling Warriors team.
Let’s see how they respond.