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Team analysis: Chicago Bulls

by on Oct.08, 2010, under Team analysis

Derrick Rose

Especially with Boozer's hand injury, all eyes are on Rose to see if he can finally break through into fantasy eliteness. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)

Depth chart:
PG: Derrick Rose, C.J. Watson
SG: Ronnie Brewer, Kyle Korver, Keith Bogans
SF: Luol Deng, James Johnson
PF: Taj Gibson, Carlos Boozer
C: Joakim Noah, Kurt Thomas, Omer Asik

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
Carlos Boozer - F/C (Rd. 3-5): 18.5 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl
Derrick Rose - PG (Rd. 3-5): 19 Pts, 4 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 1 Stl
Joakim Noah - F/C (Rd. 4-5): 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 1.5 Blk
Luol Deng - SF (Rd. 6-7): 14.5 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
Taj Gibson - PF (Rd. 7-10): 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 1.5 Blk
Ronnie Brewer - G/F (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 3 Reb, 1.5 Stl
C.J. Watson - G (Rd. 13+): 8 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl
Kyle Korver - G/F (Rd. 13+): 7 Pts, 1.5 threes
Kurt Thomas - F/C (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 5.5 Reb
James Johnson - F (Rd. 13+): 4 Pts, 3.5 Reb

Sleeper:
Watson

Most likely to surprise:
Brewer

Most likely to disappoint:
Boozer

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Korver
  • Steals: Brewer
  • Blocks: Noah, Gibson

Things to watch:

  • how long it takes Boozer to get back to himself after he recovers from his hand injury
  • if Rose can break through by hitting more threes and stealing more balls
  • how Deng and Noah will be affected by Boozer‘s presence

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 24th
  • FGM: T17th
  • FGA: T10th
  • FG%: 23rd
  • FT%: 18th
  • 3PTM: 29th
  • Reb: 1st
  • Ast: 19th
  • TO: 19th
  • Stl: T23rd
  • Blk: 2nd

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B

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