Second-year Bulls center Wendell Carter Jr. has been shooting more readily from long range recently, according to NBC Sports Chicago’s K.C. Johnson. Carter’s improved three-point shooting could help expand Chicago’s offense if the uptick in attempts and makes continues.
A 41.3% shooter during his single year at Duke, Carter is just a career 22.7% three-point shooter in the NBA on 0.7 attempts. Across his last five Bulls contests, however, he has boosted his three-point attempts to 1.2 a night. Carter made two triples last night in a 116-81 blowout over the Hawks.
There’s more out of the Central Division:
- A pair of road losses on a Friday-and-Saturday back-to-back, to the elite Heat and the bottom-dwelling Pelicans, have revealed that the Pacers appear able to play up or down to the level of their competition, according to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star. Michael suggests that this trend could become dangerous should it continue.
- Pistons power forward Christian Wood, an unrestricted free agent this summer, has earned his roster spot with the Pistons, writes Keith Langlois of Pistons.com. Detroit will almost certainly guarantee Wood’s contract come January 10. Langlois observes that Wood hopes to become part of the Pistons’ future. Head coach Dwane Casey applauds Wood’s development thus far this season. “That’s what this year is about – training and growth, longer periods of sustained focus,” Casey said. “He’s showing that on both ends of the floor, not getting caught up as much in the little things that take him out of plays offensively and defensively.”
- Bulls point guard Tomas Satoransky, one of the team’s premium 2019 summer signings, has been finding his sweet spot in Chicago, according to K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. “I think I’ve had a lot of ups and downs this season,” Satoransky said. “I feel great. I’m more consistent [lately].” The 28 year-old inked a three-year, $30MM contract with the Bulls, though the third year is not fully guaranteed.