October 27th #NARRATIVESTREET

 

Narrative of the Day

It’s day 3 in the Association, and the stage belongs to Dwayne Wade, who returns to his hometown of Chicago in a spotlight game versus the Boston Celtics who are on a back-to-back after opening the season at home versus the lowly Brooklyn Nets. Just how much does playing in Chicago mean to Wade? He summarizes it on his website:

“Growing up in Robbins, Ill., I never dreamed that an NBA career could have even been possible and that one day I would wear a Chicago Bulls jersey. Watching the Bulls growing up inspired me at an early age to pursue my dream of becoming a basketball player. My most treasured memories were watching my dad play basketball on the courts of Fermi Elementary School and developing my game at the Blue Island Recreation Center. I have never forgotten where I came from and I am thankful to have an opportunity to play for the team that first fueled my love of the game. Many of my family members still live in Chicago and I am excited to return home to a city very close to my heart. I look forward to returning to my roots and to what lies ahead.”

It’s also a travel day for the Cubs and Indians battling for the World Series, so the city’s attention will be on the Da Bulls. Expect D-Wade to play inspired basketball in front of the Chicago crowd. He will also be wearing his new shoe appropriately named “Coming Home”

wade-shoes

NBA Homecomings

In addition to Wade, Dwight Howard returns to his hometown of Atlanta and should be a focal point of this offense providing high usage night in and night out. He’s in an excellent spot against Marcin Gortat.

NBA Revenge Game

Rajon Rondo – Bulls vs Celtics

Per @StatMuse, in 3 games versus his former team, Rondo is averaging 41.83 DraftKings points and 38.26 FanDuel points

Kris Humphries– Hawks vs Wizards

NBA Birthdays

Evan Turner – Trail Blazers vs. Clippers

Not many birthday games for Evan, but back in his rookie season (2010-2011), Evan dropped a 16 point, 7 rebound, 4 assist, 1 block, 2 turnover line versus the Heat when he was a member of the 76ers. Although he did struggle in the first Blazers game two days ago, he did log 26 minutes off the bench. Maybe that 1-for-7 shooting performance can course correct itself for the Birthday Game.

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