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!
This gem from 6-11 Giannis Antetokounmpo about facing 6-3 Ryan Arcidiacono for two jump balls. "No, I wasn't surprised. I think he's the only one from the Bulls that's going diving for the balls on the floor." #Bulls #Bucks
— Phillip Thompson (@_phil_thompson) November 19, 2019
- 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.
Markkanen: "It’s not going to be like this forever. I don’t know what else to say."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) November 19, 2019
- 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?
Lauri and Zach KILLING the Bulls right now.
— Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) November 19, 2019
- Lol. Thank god we have Wendell.
Wendell Carter Jr. couldn’t believe it. 😅
— theScore (@theScore) November 19, 2019
- 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.
Jim Boylen said the word "develop" at least three times in his postgame press conference. That honestly concerns me as much as anything.
— Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) November 19, 2019
- Coby White: Rim Protector
Here's why Jim Boylen's defensive scheme of blitzing the pick-and-roll doesn't make any sense for the Bulls: even when they make the right rotations, you have 195-pound Coby White protecting the rim. You need long, strong defenders on the backline to pull this off. pic.twitter.com/2ZRcviDAFF
— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) November 19, 2019
- MY EYES! MY EYES!
— BlogABull.com (@BullsBlogger) November 19, 2019
- 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.
- BOW DOWN TO OUR SAVIORS!
Our new leaders. pic.twitter.com/vxEz26eyuI
— Bleacher Nation Bulls (@BN_Bulls) November 19, 2019