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Fantasy Basketball Team Preview: 2012-13 Chicago Bulls

by on Sep.17, 2012, under Team analysis

Taj Gibson

Taj Gibson has a chance to do big things this season, and without Mr. Rose around, he’s the most exciting part of the Bulls in 2012-13. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Depth chart:

PG: Kirk Hinrich Nate Robinson Marquis Teague Derrick Rose
SG: Richard Hamilton Marco Belinelli
SF: Luol Deng Jimmy Butler
PF: Carlos Boozer Taj Gibson Vladimir Radmanovic
C: Joakim Noah Nazr Mohammed

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft round (PDR) and per-game stats:

Name: Position: PDR: FG%: FT%: 3PTM: Pts: Reb: Ast: Stl: Blk: TO:
Joakim Noah C/PF 5 50% 75% - 12.0 10.0 2.5 1.0 1.5 1.8
Luol Deng SF 5 43% 77% 1.4 18.3 6.7 3.0 1.0 0.7 2.2
Carlos Boozer C/PF 6 55% 70% - 17.0 8.7 2.0 1.0 0.3 1.8
Marco Belinelli SG 10 42% 80% 1.5 10.0 2.0 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.2
Taj Gibson PF 11+ 50% 65% - 9.0 7.2 1.0 0.5 1.5 1.5
Nate Robinson PG/SG 11+ 42% 80% 1.3 8.7 1.7 3.0 0.7 - 1.3
Kirk Hinrich PG/SG 11+ 45% 80% 1.2 7.5 2.0 4.5 0.7 0.2 2.0
Marquis Teague PG 12+ 40% 70% 0.3 5.3 1.0 2.3 0.5 0.2 1.5
Richard Hamilton SG 12+ 40% 85% 0.5 8.7 1.5 2.5 0.3 - 1.5
Derrick Rose PG 12+ 44% 80% 1.3 17.0 3.0 6.0 0.6 0.3 3.2

Most likely to surprise
:
Belinelli

Sleeper:
Gibson

Most likely to disappoint:
Deng

Category specialists:
- Threes: Belinelli
- Blocks: Noah, Gibson

Storylines:
- how minutes are doled out for the backcourt
- if Gibson’s emergence eats into Boozer’s value
- Rose’s progress and eventual return late in the regular season

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2011-12:
- Pts: 18th
- FGM: T-9th
- FGA: T-7th
- FG%: 12th
- FT%: 27th
- 3PTM: 17th
- Reb: 1st
- Ast: 5th
- TO: T-5th
- Stl: 24th
- Blk: 3rd
- Pace: T-25th
- Offensive Efficiency: 5th
- Defensive Efficiency: 1st

Fantasy-friendliness for 2012-13: B

Bonus:
Damn, love this dude:

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