NBA Predictions: ESPN’s John Hollinger Mistakenly Picks the Bucks Over the Bulls

September 30th, 2010 by Faizan Qurashi Leave a reply »
Bulls fans are highly optimistic going into this season for their team. And why shouldn't they be? the Bulls had one of the best off-seasons in the NBA.

Unfortunately, the Bulls still have their fair share of doubters. Namely, ESPNs writer John Hollinger.

In his season preview for every team in the eastern conference, Hollinger proceeded to predict that the Milwaukee Bucks would have a better record, and therefore a better season, than the Chicago Bulls.

His reason? Read his exact words to find out.

Bucks: Fear the deer. The Bucks won 46 games last season with numerous flaws, and they spent the offseason aggressively addressing most of those weaknesses. The only real decline will come at backup point guard, where the Dooling-Boykins combo is unlikely to approach Ridnour's career year.

Nonetheless, there is plenty of room for optimism. The Bucks have a pair of second-tier stars in Bogut and Maggette, and the hope that Jennings and even Salmons might join them in that category. Moreover, they are one of the deepest teams in basketball and should be able to match up in any way needed.

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