Fred Hoiberg

Bulls starting five taking shape entering final week of exhibition games

Bulls starting five taking shape entering final week of exhibition games

It's not officially official, but all signs continue to point to Jerian Grant, Justin Holiday, Paul Zipser, Nikola Mirotic and Robin Lopez starting the Bulls opener Oct. 19 in Toronto.

"I like the way they're playing for each other," coach Fred Hoiberg said of that unit.

Offensively, playing with consistent pace remains a focal point. Defensively, cleaning up mindless fouling is a concern. But the lineup certainly fits the bill for Hoiberg's plan to get 3-point attempts up and flood the floor with shooting.

"There are a lot of shooters on this team," Mirotic said. "This is going to be our strength. We just need to keep moving the...

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