The Chicago Bulls are coming off a historic offseason where they were able to add huge pieces around franchise star Zach LaVine, signing DeMar DeRozan, Lonzo Ball, and Alex Caruso, among others. There have been doubters that think two pure scorers like LaVine and DeRozan won't fit together. However, the former UCLA standout quickly shut that narrative down and made it clear that it won't be any problem for the Bulls. Via Heavy.com:
“I don’t get that at all, because that’s just outside narratives,” the Bulls guard said. “At the end of the day, we are some of the basketball players in the world and we know how to make something work. It’s our job to get out there and get to know each other, obviously personally and as a basketball player. It’s easy to make things work on the basketball court if you all have the same intent, and that’s winning.”
The Bulls star also discussed how he believes everyone is coming in with the proper mindset and if there are any bumps in the road, they will figure them out as a group:
“I don’t think anybody on this team is selfish. With that, going forward, if that is the standard, we’re going to figure out everything because we’re too good of basketball players, we work too much, we care too much about the game for it not to.”
While both LaVine and DeRozan are cold-blooded finishers, they're also extremely capable of facilitating the rock. Then adding Ball into the fold as well, who thrives specifically as a playmaker, there really shouldn't be any problems with sharing the ball on the Bulls.
After all, as LaVine said, these are professionals who want to win and compete. With such a talented core intact, it's hard to imagine Chicago not having success in 2021/22. But, time will tell.