The Chicago Bulls will enter a new era in the 2016-17 NBA season and their fans will get an idea on what to expect from their new-look team. The Bulls will host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night at the United Center.
Dwyane Wade Set To Make Chicago Bulls Debut
Chicago native Dwyane Wade will have the biggest share of the spotlight in their 2016 NBA preseason opener, as he will be making his debut for the Bulls. The superstar guard left the Miami Heat last summer and signed a two-year deal worth $47 million with the Bulls.
Aside from Wade, Rajon Rondo will also see action in a Bulls uniform for the first time. He will be their starting point guard in the upcoming season after parting ways with Derrick Rose, who was traded to the New York Knicks.
With Rose out, Jimmy Butler will be the main man of the squad, while Taj Gibson will likely have a bigger role this season. Robin Lopez will start at center, a position previously held by Joakim Noah, who is now with the Knicks as well after signing as a free agent.
Milwaukee Bucks Out To Steal The Show
Meanwhile, the Bucks will look to steal the show from Wade and the Bulls. The Bucks will parade a relatively young squad that underwent minor shakeup during the offseason.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker are considered as the core of their future. The two forward will be one year more matured and are expected to carry bigger loads on their shoulders.
Former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova will also make his debut. It remains to be seen whether or not he will eventually start for the Bucks over Michael Carter-Williams.