Bulls have rallied from an 0-3 start to a 4-4 record: ‘Billy’s done a great job of just building up guys’ confidence’

The Chicago Bulls began the season with one of youngest starting lineups in the NBA, loading up their entire young core — when Lauri Markkanen is active — into the first unit to give the group an average age of 21.6. To close games down the stretch recently, however, coach Billy Donovan has relied on a group with more experience. To go with the backcourt of Coby White and Zach LaVine, Donovan has inserted veterans Otto Porter — who has been starting in place of Markkanen — Garrett Temple and Thaddeus Young to give the team a balance of youth and experience. That group helped close out another …

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