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Wendell Carter Is Back For The Chicago Bulls

Second year big man from Duke is expected to shore up the inside game

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2019-20 Chicago Bulls Media Day
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Wendell Carter Jr. #34 of the Chicago Bulls poses for a portrait during 2019 NBA Media Day on September 30, 2019 at the Advocate Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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Former Duke star Wendell Carter is back on the court for the Chicago Bulls and while observers say he’s clearly rusty, he’s still quite young and it shouldn't take him too long to get into game shape.

Carter has missed time due to a back injury and anyone who has ever suffered from one understands that it limits every bit of your mobility. It could be something as trivial as putting your phone to your ear or washing in the shower.

Coming back from that as a professional athlete is just going to take a bit of time. Fortunately it’s early and the Bulls have some time to let him ease back in.

And with what Chicago has now - Carter will start along with Lauri Markkanen, Otto Porter, Zach LaVine and Tomas Santoransky (unless former UNC star Coby White takes his job)-the Bulls should be much more competitive.

Small side note: LaVine is in conflict with the Bulls analytics folks, who want him to focus on either threes or drives, giving up his mid-range game. He’s not very happy about that.

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