The Chicago Bulls moved on to their team 2-1 in the pre-season with a very entertaining 115-98 victory over the Raptors on Sunday.

Here are 10 notes from the competition:

1. After glancing at Javonte Green with the first unit against the Nuggets, Billy Donovan spins the front wheel again and lands on Derrick Jones Jr. Pre-season games.

This move did not produce the immediate positive results that Green introduced against Nuggets. Jones Jr scored 2 points and 2 rebounds in 12 minutes of the first half, Williams shot 1 for 8 off the bench, and Green didn’t score until the start of the second half.

Donovan insisted after the Nuggets match that Williams’ transfer to a backup role for Green was done with the aim of evaluating different groups of individuals – not demoting them. But Greene looked by far the most impressive of the group.

2. In the backcourt, Ayo Dosunmo started for the third time in a row at the start of the preparatory season. He did well again, scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 blocks in 29 minutes. The Bulls’ starting point guard looked like an open competition entering training camp and pre-season, but it’s fair to say Dosunmu’s consistently consistent play has gained momentum to take Lonzo Ball’s place.

3. As they did in the season opener, the Bulls got off to a rough defensive start, conceding 38 points — 18 in the paint — on 59.1 percent of shooting in the first quarter. The good news this time around is that they tightened up in the half-court per second, allowing 19 points in a 6-for-24 shot. 10 of those points came from breakout chances as the Bulls made 11 turns in the period.

4. In fact, ball security was a problem. The Bulls coughed 16 spins in the first inning, resulting in the Raptors 12 points. Zach LaVine was the class leader with five, and had two jump shots saved in a low performance (3-for-9) that finished early in the third quarter.

For the most part, the dirty scroll was the cause of the bull turnover problem, but it wasn’t terribly worrisome for several reasons; First, the Bulls took good care of the ball last season, finishing with a 13% turnover to finish sixth in the league; Two and three, they went on to experiment with revamped offensive principles against a long, athletic and active defensive team in Toronto.

5. In the third quarter, the Bulls continued that tight defense and kept pushing the pace, but they did so in a much cleaner way. They won the first 10 minutes of the quarter 30-14 to jump 10-10 in the half to lead 77-71 before 9-0 in Toronto to finish the period. After running away and hiding in the fourth quarter, the Bulls won the second half by a margin of 68-41.

6. The green, in particular, played seven minutes into the third after not playing in the first half and collected +10 plus minus. He’s out in transition for one of his usual resounding tournaments and transformed a four-point play by pinning a three-way corner kick by calling by Pascal Siakam. Then, in the fourth quarter, he added 11 more points, including this cuteness without you:

With 17 points (in just 15 minutes) on a 7-for-8 at this point, Green is now averaging 16.7 points in pre-season play, firing 17-for-22 and 6-for-8 for a 3-point range. As we learned last season during his extended run as a rookie, Green’s off-ball movement and explosive athleticism make for a compelling complement to the Bulls’ core shot builders. Could we see him in that role again this season? It totally makes the case.

7. Nikola Vucevich continued to look comfortable in the offensive end, scoring 13 points in a 6-for-10 shot. Once again, he found success playing from the inside out, which is the subject of the training camp. Five of Vučević’s buckets came in in the paint and he facilitated some quality shooting opportunities from playing from the elbow and block areas.

8. Another night, over 20 more points for a DeRozan picnic. He scored 21 points to lead the Bulls in this game, and now has scored at least 20 points in each of the team’s pre-season games. DeRozan is a 10 versus 18 (55.6 percent) midranger with an average of 7.7 free throw attempts in a play; Plus on Sunday he made three robberies and charged. There is no rust to report for this second-team All-NBA striker.

9. Goran Dragic took a healthy day off and wasn’t active for the competition, which with Donovan repeatedly stalked throughout the training camp, the team will manage the 36-year-old’s minutes carefully. Jones Jr. took his place in the nine-man first-half rotation.

This paved paths for others to seize the reins of reserve. Alex Caruso made his exemplary mark, blasting past a fastbreak team, wreaking defensive havoc on his first assignment. And again as he took over the fourth quarter, Dalen Terry’s skill set was once again shown to hit 5 points, 3 assists, and 2 rebounds. Donovan kept the rotation of 11 players rather than emptying the bench to close as he did in the first two games.

10. Andre Drummond is a 13.2 percent 3-point professional running runner, making 15 of 114 attempts of that range in his 10-year NBA career.

Also Andre Drummond:

In the final minutes of drills and shooting games, Drummond can often be found going three times into the corner. At least in the pre-season context, this work paid off. One night the Bulls were 13 for 32 (40.6 percent) from distance, Drummond was the only player to hit more than 2 3s.

Next up to the Bulls: Coming home to close out the pre-season roster against the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

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