Toronto Raptors: 5 most skippable games on the 2017-18 schedule

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1. Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

Tuesday Nov. 7, 7:30 pm, Air Canada Centre

This is the second time the Raptors will meet the Bulls and it’s the most skippable game on the schedule. In fact skip every Bulls game – there’s no need to watch them.

The Raptors play the Bulls in their home opener before this, which makes it the only reason you can’t skip it. Jimmy Butler is gone, so is Derrick Rose, but they still have a washed up Dwyane Wade to rely on for pump fakes and flops.

Remember when Nikolai Mirotic was expected to be good? How about Fred Hoiberg?

Zach Lavine squaring off against DeMar DeRozan is our only saving grace. Lavine’s a two-time slam dunk champion (even though Aaron Gordon was robbed), but it’s hard to produce flashy dunks, when you need the space to do them.

The Bulls were one of the worst by percentage and volume in 3-point shooting last season and there was no effort to get better from range this off-season. Have fun trying to dunk through a crowd of four defenders.