Restarting the Season, Lauri's Missed Dunks, Coby White: Rim Protector, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Restarting the Season, Lauri’s Missed Dunks, Coby White: Rim Protector, and Other Bulls Bullets

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Does anybody have a time-machine guy?

I’m in the market for one now that I’m looking to go back and restart this Bulls season. Let me know.

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo threw some shade at the Bulls after last night’s game. Come on, man! Why do you have to kick the Bulls when they’re already down!

  • I’ve been pretty critical of Ryan Arcidiacono’s role in the Bulls rotation so far this year, but I have to admit, he did everything he could to keep the Bulls in the game last night. His three-point shooting has looked decent over multiple games, and he’s always scrappy going after the basketball. Still, I think head coach Jim Boylen needs to shorten his leash at times. If the team is really getting more production and energy from a third-string point guard than it’s starters … that team has a major problem on their hands.
  • Do the Bulls need to more pick-and-roll possessions asks NBC Sports Chicago’s, Michael Walton? Yes. I answered the question. In all seriousness though, last night we saw what Daniel Gafford could do in the pick-and-roll and there is no reason this shouldn’t keep happening with Wendell Carter Jr. and Lauri Markkanen. Not to mention, Zach LaVine knows how to work his way around a screen. As Walton makes sure to point out, the Bulls are already surprisingly good at getting shots up around the rim, but they just aren’t very good at the whole “making them” thing. Maybe it’s time to try a different way of getting those shots, eh?
  • Lauri Markkanen sounds defeated. I’m no longer frustrated … just sad.

  • This tweet by Jason Patt perfectly sums up how bizarre the start of this season really is. The two “potential All-Stars” sitting on the Bulls roster have been two of the biggest issues. While LaVine’s stat line has been nowhere near as bad as Markkanen’s, his decision making and shot selection has been suspect at times (especially in the 4th quarter). How did we get here?

  • Lol. Thank god we have Wendell.

  • Uh, is it time to develop or win? Before the start of the season, the city of Chicago was told the latter, and so far that hasn’t been the mantra of the head coach. The Score’s Tony Gill asked Boylen at the very end of the postgame presser whether this season’s goal has switched from playoffs to “developing.” Boylen shook his head “no” about 1,032 times before doubling-down on the playoffs.

  • Coby White: Rim Protector


  • I can’t believe the amount of missed dunks Markkanen has tallied up over these first 14 games. While the aggressiveness is nice to see, the poster attempts are extremely ill-advised. Markkanen just doesn’t have that kind of power or strength, and is touch is all out of sorts. I’m not sure how he’s going to fix any of these problems; all I ask is he fixes them soon.

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is a writer for Bleacher Nation and a human being. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.