Tomas Satoransky draws start at point guard for Bulls versus Pelicans


Jim Boylen is living up to his word.

The Bulls' coach has said he plans to experiment with different lineups throughout the preseason. Thus, news that Tomas Satoransky will replace Kris Dunn as starting point guard for Wednesday's preseason game against Zion Williamson and the Pelicans was expected.

"He's a two-way player, a communicator," Boylen said of Satoransky. "He relishes in dirty work, which I love. His shooting numbers were good last year. To see him shoot in person is impressive. I like his stroke. He never takes a play off."

Satoransky will start alongside Zach LaVine, Otto Porter Jr., Lauri Markkanen and Cristiano Felicio.

"I'll try to help run the team, bring the energy. We need a lot of energy at the beginning of the games. That's our goal for this season," Satoransky said. "My job is to put everyone in the right place and bring that energy.

"I'm still trying to adapt to the lineups, trying to adapt to the guys. I think we've been playing very well in practices. Now it's up to us to step forward to play in the games."

Chandler Hutchison and Shaq Harrison are out, while Boylen surprisingly upgraded Wendell Carter Jr. to  questionable after Carter participated in the morning shootaround. Carter has been sidelined by a bruised tailbone. Luke Kornet, who has been sidelined with turf toe, is available to make his Bulls debut.

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