2013-14 schedule: Game-by-game forecast

August, 6, 2013
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Friedell By Nick Friedell
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The Chicago Bulls know more than anyone how much a single injury can change the course of a season, but with Tom Thibodeau at the helm, the organization has developed a type of consistency level that many teams around the league envy.

Assuming Derrick Rose is back in the fold, the Bulls are expected to be at the heart of the title conversation this season. Obviously, it's impossible to try and predict what will happen over the course of an 82-game season but if the Bulls can stay upright they have a great chance to be one of the league's best.

Here's a prediction on how the season may unfold:













PROJECTED FINAL RECORD: 58-24

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Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Jimmy Butler
PTS AST STL MIN
20.1 3.3 1.8 39.5
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 11.9
AssistsD. Rose 4.9
StealsJ. Butler 1.8
BlocksP. Gasol 2.2