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It's been a insane offseason for the Chicago Bulls. They signed Chicago's own Jabari Parker to a two year deal.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live announced today that the NBA Mexico City Games 2018 will feature the Orlando Magic playing regular-season games against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, Dec. 13, and against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. The first is a matchup between the Magic and the Chicago Bulls, and the second game is a matchup between the Magic and the Utah Jazz.
But this is the most important worldwide (excluding the team's annual trips to Canada) Jazz game ever, a regular season matchup that will count in the real standings, not the exhibition ones.
Like the Orlando Magic this year, the Brooklyn Nets hosted two games in Mexico City last year as part of the NBA's Global Games series. The Magic will face the Chicago Bulls on December 13 and Utah Jazz on December 15.
"Returning to Mexico City for two regular-season games this season reinforces our commitment to growing basketball in Mexico and Latin America", said NBA commissioner Adam Silver.
It will be like playing an extra pair of road games on the schedule. Johnson notes that this is just a draft and it could easy change. The Jazz have played three preseason games there (two in 1996, one in 2003), and the Magic did so in 2012.
The NBA announced Tuesday that LaVine and the Bulls will participate in the Mexico City Games.