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Chicago Bulls To Open Training Camp On Oct. 1

How good can the 2012-13 Bulls be this season?

By Bryan Crawford
|  Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012  |  Updated 3:30 PM CDT
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Chicago Bulls To Open Training Camp On Oct. 1

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In less than two weeks, the Chicago Bulls open training camp at the Berto Center in Deerfield.

 The Chicago Bulls will officially open training camp on Monday, Oct. 1 at the Berto Center in Deerfield. The fist official practice will take place on Oct. 2. And that's pretty much all we know at this point.

Once the season officially kicks off and NBA preseason predictions start making their rounds on the web, fans shouldn't be surprised to see the Bulls ranked near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings - sixth through eighth, at best. 

But the first day in October will be the first chance we get to see this new iteration of the Bulls together in uniform for the first time. As exciting as that may seem, it also begins the sobering reality that when the Bulls host the Memphis Grizzlies in the first preseason game of the year on Oct. 9, Derrick Rose won’t be there. But such is life. 

The “new look” Bulls will have to come together quickly if they’re going to maintain their spot as an elite team in the Eastern Conference without their star. We’ve seen them do it before, but there’s an entirely different set of variables at play this year.
 
Once they get a few preseason games under their belt, we'll have a better assessment of how well this team might do this season. So until then, just remember that Belinelli has two L's at the end, not at the beginning, the 'R' in Nazr is silent and it's Mohammed with an 'O', not a 'U.'

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