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Chicago Bulls host first practice session of the 2019-2020 NBA season

By Joseph Phillips
Sports writer
Chicago Crusader

After hosting NBA Media Day on Monday afternoon, the Chicago Bulls held their first practice session of the season on Tuesday Oct 1.

The team held an intense three-hour session on Tuesday morning at the Advocate Center, in preparation for their first pre season opponent of the year “the Milwaukee Bucks.” The game will be played on Monday October 7, at the United Center.

“It was very competitive,” said Jim Boylen, head coach of the Chicago Bulls about his team’s first practice session of the season. “It’s the first day. It’s the first step.”

During the interview, Boylen stated he was very impressed with the team’s overall work ethic, effort and professionalism. And after being allowed only two contact practices a day by the league office, Boylen believes it was a good start for his first NBA training camp as a head coach.

“If we want to play faster, we got to work at that,” said Boylen, about his team’s pace throughout practice. “And if we want to be better defensively, we have to work at that.”

Boylen also placed emphasis on the importance of team communication and defensive and offensive drills.

Injury Report:

During practice, Chicago Bulls forward center Wendell Carter Jr. suffered a mild left ankle sprain but wasn’t serious. And forward guard Chandler Hutchison remained sideline with an hamstring injury.


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