34 Days to Opening Night: Wendell Carter


It didn’t take long for the Bulls to know they had something special in Wendell Carter Jr.

The seventh overall pick was stellar in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 14.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in just 28.8 minutes. He shot 55 percent from the field and even made a few 3-pointers.

He’ll probably be behind Robin Lopez on the depth chart to begin the year, but don’t be surprised if he surpasses Lopez by the All-Star Break. It’s Lauri’s and Wendell’s frontcourt for the forseeable future.

Previous Countdown to Opening Night posts:

38. Bobby Portis' career-high in points
37. Michael Jordan's career-best PPG in 1987
36. Lauri Markkanen's 3-point FG% as a rookie
35. Michael Jordan's PPG in 1988, his first MVP season

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