You know they have to, just in case, but these sad postings of schedules, especially for the preseason just seem mocking.
Does anyone believe the NBA lockout is resolved by October 10th? If so, the Bulls will open up preseason on my 36th birthday, I'll have to hope for that as a birthday gift this year.
Monday, October 10th vs Charlotte Bobcats 7pm on CSN
Thursday, October 13th at Indiana Pacers TBD on WGN
Friday, October 14th vs Minnesota Timberwolves 7pm on CSN
Wednesday October 19th at Minnesota Timberwolves 7pm on CSN
Friday October 21st vs Indiana Pacers 7pm on WGN
Tuesday October 25th at Charlotte Bobcats 6pm on WGN
Thursday October 27th vs Milwaukee Bucks 7pm on CSN
This preseason schedule looks like a dud on the surface. In years past we were treated to the Mavericks, or Jazz [when they had Deron this was pretty fun], and we got to see John Wall in his rookie year.
However, it's not so bad as it looks.
To start with, we'd get to see Ricky Rubio play twice in preseason which could be an exciting first take.
Michael Jordan might make it back to the United Center for the Charlotte game which is always an exciting time for Bulls fans.
The Pacers and Bulls had a tough physical playoff series that might cause even preseason to get a bit chippy.
Okay, I got nothing for you on Milwaukee.
Of course, these comments can largely be rendered useless as the preseason schedule is so extraordinarily unlikely to actually be played, but of course, we'll hope both sides get serious come September.