Michael Carter-Williams almost put up a quadruple-double in his NBA debut against Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in 2013. On Thursday, MCW made his Chicago Bulls debut and just like his first bucket in the NBA, his first two points came off a dunk. But this time he was catching an oop from Dwyane Wade instead of looking back to see if Wade was catching up to him.
That was the good and fun stuff about the new Bulls backcourt. The worry many (many!) Bulls fan have is the shooting of this backcourt, which also features Rajon Rondo. During the Bulls 16 point loss to the Hawks, the trio combined to shoot 5 of 26 from the field and 1 of 9 from 3. If you want to add Isaiah Canann to the group, then the numbers are 6 of 31 and 1 of 11. And that sole made 3-pointer from the Bulls backcourt was a shocking one by Wade.
Before last night’s game, Wade has had some decent shooting from 3 performances this preseason: 2 of 2, 3 of 4 & 1 of 2. Decent enough to not say the Bulls have the worst shooting backcourt in the NBA right now? Probably not, but I don’t want to be hard on the Bulls based off of last night’s game because the entire team had a hard time scoring – even when it was 4 against 1.