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Who will be the Bulls 5th starter with Vuc and Caruso back?

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Who will be the Bulls 5th starter with Vuc and Caruso back?

Caruso - got promoted when Vuc went out to give starters a lift
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29%
Green - he was starting when Vuc was playing...allows Caruso to give lift to bench
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13%
Jones Jr. - he looked like our best PF, despite playing most of his recent min at C
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Bradley - to let Jones Jr. remain our backup C
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3%
Other - (specify)
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Who will be the Bulls 5th starter with Vuc and Caruso back? 

Post#1 » by sco » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:08 pm

Thought a poll would be fun.
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Post#2 » by jordanwilliams6 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:12 pm

When Vuc is back, I’d like them to introduce DJJ to the start lineup so we’re only having one interruption to the starting lineup. I’m very intrigued to see how that starting lineup meshes, at least until the trade deadline.

Caruso isn’t our longer term starter at the 4. He’s a bench player (a very good one) and a closer but he should go back to that 6th man role off the bench.
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Post#3 » by dougthonus » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:29 pm

I don't know that I care, people get to obsessed with starting. All that matters is closing to me. I think DJJ is the best, and I'd probably start him to get him more minutes with good passers that get him good lob attempts.
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Post#4 » by Wingy » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:28 pm

I think Javonte. I want, and so I voted for DJJ.
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Post#5 » by Chicago-Bull-E » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:54 pm

I voted DJJ, but I thought about it and think Billy’s original lineup was the best with Green starting.

I acknowledge that DJJ is better, and would rather have him helping out a weak 2nd unit, being the pick and roll option there.
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Post#6 » by OldSchoolNoBull » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:58 pm

I see that people are favoring DJJ, but I think Vuc/DeRozan/Ball/Zach/Caruso is our best, most talented five, and it’s the group we close with anyway, so it might as well be our starting five. Better spacing too.

Bradley/DJJ/Javonte/Coby/Ayo off the bench.

The one argument for starting DJJ that I do see is that if we do acquire an upgrade at starting PF then we’ll have to effectively demote Caruso back to the bench, which may not be great for chemistry.
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Post#7 » by dabig3 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:15 pm

I've wanted DJJ at the 4 spot since the Bulls got him. In fact, I thought he would be battling PWill for the starting 4 at the beginning of the season.

Though he is expiring so you have to wonder if he'll be on the team by the trade deadline. But I guess that's a problem for the future...
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Post#8 » by goWITdaFLOW » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:27 pm

I'd like to see Jones Jr start. But i'm fine with whoever so long as it's not Coby White again.
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Post#9 » by WindyCityBorn » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:27 pm

DJJ I hope. He is the best fit.
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Post#10 » by WindyCityBorn » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:28 pm

goWITdaFLOW wrote:I'd like to see Jones Jr start. But i'm fine with whoever so long as it's not Coby White again.


I don’t want Caruso starting. He is great in role off the bench.
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Post#11 » by Michael Jackson » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:34 pm

OldSchoolNoBull wrote:I see that people are favoring DJJ, but I think Vuc/DeRozan/Ball/Zach/Caruso is our best, most talented five, and it’s the group we close with anyway, so it might as well be our starting five. Better spacing too.

Bradley/DJJ/Javonte/Coby/Ayo off the bench.

The one argument for starting DJJ that I do see is that if we do acquire an upgrade at starting PF then we’ll have to effectively demote Caruso back to the bench, which may not be great for chemistry.



Well I think it is Caruso tonight, but personally I like DJJ starting and Caruso finishing. I guess a lot depends on the matchups though. One thing though AC plays at such high energy I don't want him to get too beat up. DJJ has high energy and a little more size while not as good, but if he can give the other guys more rest thought the season I like that aspect of his usefulness. I mean I'm just glad we can have this discussion over who should we bring up from the G League to save the team discussion we have had for the past 5 years lol.

We have solid players that we get to work Pat and Coby in with instead of depending on those two to save the whole franchise. What a wonderful change.
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Post#12 » by TeamMan » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:44 pm

If Caruso plays, then he'll start.

Now that Coby is back he will take up minutes from the other bench players.

Won't leave much to go around.
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Post#13 » by PrimzyBulls81 » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:56 pm

I would prefer DJJ, but probably it will be Caruso.

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Post#14 » by mmmmmbeeer » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:13 am

OldSchoolNoBull wrote:I see that people are favoring DJJ, but I think Vuc/DeRozan/Ball/Zach/Caruso is our best, most talented five


It's also the starting five that comes out firing on defense. I really like DJJ as a player but I do think he should be our primary backup big. His ability to jump out of the gym makes up a good bit for his size playing at the 4/5.

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