2019-20 Eastern Conference Standings Predictions: Where do the Charlotte Hornets sit?

Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls Zach LaVine (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

No. 11 – Chicago Bulls

The Bulls have some stability with Jim Boylen running the show as Head Coach. His relationship with the team got off to a shaky start, but he earned the respect of his players and front office and turned that into a multi-year contract this summer. It was well deserved.

Boylen is a good up-and-coming coach, and the Bulls have some great up-and-coming talent in Zach LaVine, Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. They added a great veteran piece in Thaddeus Young this off-season, as well as Tomas Satoransky and Coby White to provide some more depth at the guard spot.

Young is going to be huge for this team. He’s an amazing teammate and will be really important in the locker room. He’s a great leader and I think he’ll be loved by his new teammates very quickly. He’s still a major contributor on the floor as well by the way, providing elite defense with some nifty moves around the basket.

I like what the Bulls are doing. I think they are going to surprise some people this year, but they are still one or two years away from competing for a playoff spot, in my opinion. They have a great mix of young talent and veterans and will give some teams problems during the course of the season.