One Big Fantasy Question For All 30 Teams: Central Division

One Big Fantasy Question For All 30 Teams: Central Division

This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.

The 2020 NBA offseason keeps moving forward at a breakneck pace. A unique NBA Draft followed by rapid free agent signings has led to a number of interesting personnel situations throughout the NBA.

After answering one big fantasy question for each team in the Atlantic Division earlier in the week, we now move to the Central.

Chicago Bulls

Outside of drafting Patrick Williams with the number four pick – a relatively surprising move – Chicago didn't make any major personnel moves. But the Bulls hired a well-qualified coach in Billy Donovan and finally gave the front office a much-needed facelift.

How does a new coaching staff and offensive system affect the fantasy outlook for Zach LaVine?

Last year, Chicago ranked 18th in possessions per game, while Donovan's Thunder ranked 20th. I lead with this stat because I've heard some say that Zach LaVine is finally "unshackled" now that Jim Boylen is gone. LaVine's usage rate of 31.7 percent ranked ninth in the NBA, a noticeable difference compared to Oklahoma City's highest-usage player, Chris Paul, who ranked 64th at 23.3 percent.

LaVine also ranked seventh in the league in field goal attempts per game at 20.0. Are there really more shots available? On the positive for LaVine, Kris Dunn is gone with no obvious replacement, meaning LaVine may have a chance to play slightly more minutes. The high-scoring guard is only 25 years old, so there is room for improvement during his upcoming fourth season.

Donovan is clearly a

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