Carlos Boozer Broken Hand: Why the Chicago Bulls’ Entire Season is in Jeopardy

October 3rd, 2010 by Brian Chappatta Leave a reply »
All right Chicago Bulls fans. Time to come back down to Earth.

Carlos Boozer is out for eight weeks with a broken hand. Hey, it could be worse, right? At least half of that time will be preseason action, so really he's only looking at missing the month of November.

However, for the Bulls in particular, November is the most important month of the season.

This is a team that's practically built from scratch. The Bulls have a new head coach and only a few returning players. Preseason might not mean much to, say, the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers, but for the Bulls it's everything.

Of course, that also holds true for the start of the regular season.

Chicago's first game is at Oklahoma City, a team many project will be a title contender this season. The Bulls need Boozer in the lineup to be even close to considered a better team than the Thunder. I'd expect the Thunder to take down the Bulls, and even if Chicago wins, no one will chalk it up to the Bulls being a superior team.

The schedule lightens up a bit with a homestand against the likes of Detroit, Portland and New York. The Bulls head out east to take on ...

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