All injured shooting guard Jimmy Butler could do was practice his jumpers on Monday, now eight days removed from spraining his left thumb in a preseason game against Charlotte.
The Bulls close out their preseason schedule tonight in St. Louis against the Minnesota Timberwolves on CSN.
It's a meeting that tipped the scales this summer for the Bulls.
It's only October.
The regular season doesn't start for another two weeks.
There's a long, cold, at times punishing road ahead.
For most of the last decade, it wasn’t very hard to figure out the best players in the NBA.