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Bulls hoping what happened in Monday's summer league loss stays in Vegas

It’s just summer league, but the Bulls put up some miserable shooting numbers in Las Vegas on Monday.

The Bulls lost to the Hawks 75-55, which sounds bad enough by itself. Some of the deeper statistics are sure to make even the most optimistic Bulls fans a bit depressed.

As a team, the Bulls went 4-for-35 from 3-point land. That’s 11.4 percent. The Bulls nearly had as many turnovers (14) and field goals made (16).

The Bulls shot 22 percent from the field (16-for-73). Only one player, former Connecticut center Amida Brimah, shot at least 50 percent from the field. He was 1-for-1.

On the upside, the Bulls made over 90 percent of their free throws, sinking 19 of 21 from the stripe.

The Bulls’ last two first-round picks, Lauri Markkanen and Denzel Valentine missed all 18 threes they attempted. Markkanen bricked 10 long-range attempts while Valentine missed eight.

Markkanen’s summer league isn’t going smoothly so far. Though he played well enough in his first game, he played with a jersey that misspelled his name. Against the Hawks, Markkanen shot 1-13 overall, although he did have nine rebounds and four blocks in 31 minutes.

Valentine was 1-12 from the field while adding nine rebounds, three assists and four steals.


The Bulls will be hoping what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.